PROVIDENCE, R.I.¡ªA developer selected to build a massive wind farm in waters south of Rhode Island hopes to finish building some of the Wind Turbines within three years.
Gov. Don Carcieri signed an agreement last week with New Jersey-based Deepwater Wind to build a massive ocean wind farm capable of providing 15 percent of the state's electricity needs.
No offshore Wind farms have been built in the country, and a proposal off Cape Cod has drawn fierce opposition.
The developer must obtain multiple government permits before construction can begin.
Under the terms of the deal, New Jersey-based Deepwater Wind will construct some of the turbines by 2012. Work on the bulk of the project will begin three years after securing the necessary federal approval.