Wind farm cable to make landfall near Gazebo in Pier
The 15-mile underground transmission line will make its land connection in the pier at Gazebo Park, between Narragansett Town Beach and the Towers. For approximately eight weeks during the winter of 2012-13, a large drill will enter the ground at a 15-degree angle, and continue drilling under the sea wall and water until it reaches a concrete coffer dam about 1,500 feet offshore.
December 8, 2011
by Iain Wilson
in South County Independent
NARRAGANSETT - The company developing the Block Island Wind Farm is Planning a 15-mile underground transmission line that would provide the first link between the island and the mainland Rhode Island grid. And Providence-based Deepwater Wind has chosen Narragansett Pier, between the Towers and the town beach, as the preferred location for the underground cable to make landfall.
The transmission line is needed because Block Island will use only 10 percent of the energy generated by the five-turbine, 30-megawatt farm to be built three miles off the southeastern coast of Block Island. The transmission system will allow the island to access... [continue via Web link]