Gallery: Atlantic Wind Backbone Now Will Extend into New York City Grid

The Atlantic Wind Connection — which we heard about back when Google decided to throw their funds into the project — is now projected to reach all the way into the New York City grid, past its original stopping point in New Jersey. In an application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Tuesday the project had grown from its original 6,000 megawatt (MW) plan to a 7,000 MW one that seeks to have the right of way to connect to grids in Manhattan or Brooklyn. The connection is set to bring power from wind farms as far south as Norfolk, Virginia all the way north, making it easier for new offshore wind farms to get their energy to market.

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  1. lazyreader April 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    And what’s gonna break that back……Red tape………..always red tape.