Wind farm testimony picks up
On Tuesday, Shigeru Osada, senior vice president of engineering and maintenance of Toray Plastics, which employs 600 people in Rhode Island where it manufactures thin, high technology film for industrial applications, testified that over the 20 years of the Block Island wind farm project, Toray would have to pay an additional $7.3 million in fees to National Grid.
August 2, 2010
by Jane Vercelli
in Block Island Times
The state Public Utilities Commission heard testimony this week on the amended Power Purchase Agreement reached by National Grid and Deepwater Wind for the Block Island wind farm.
On Monday, the Deepwater CEO explained why the cost projections for the wind farm were lower than previously stated in March, while on Tuesday the PUC heard about the potential negative economic impact the project would have on mainland businesses, including Toray Plastics and Polytop, two of the largest users of electricity in Rhode Island.
At Monday's hearing, PUC Chairman Elia Germani asked, "What am I missing here?"
His question was directed to William... [continue via Web link]