Google's windy proposal
This is exactly the position of the Cape Wind project where the price per kilowatt hour is to be more than double the typical charge. We have opposed this project and the Massachusetts state mandates that lie behind it.
If any Atlantic Coast turbines carry similar cost penalties they should be opposed too.
October 16, 2010
by Editorial Staff
in Boston Herald
That proposal of Google and its partners to build wind turbines off the Atlantic coast from New York City to Norfolk has the interesting virtue of perhaps not needing the headline-grabbing turbine component to make sense.
The proposal calls for building a high-capacity (6,000 megawatts) underwater cable to link the wind farms. The cable might be worth doing as a stand-alone venture.
The cable would connect with onshore power lines near Norfolk, Rehoboth Beach, Del., Atlantic City, N.J., and some point in northern New Jersey close to New York City.
It could be used to bypass lines of the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland interconnection, some of... [continue via Web link]