LOCE Wind and Wave Energy Weblog

The web's first ocean and offshore wind energy weblog. Continuously renewed, like the ocean itself.

Friday, February 04, 2005

LIPA Moving Ahead With Wind Power, On and Offshore


According to this article, Wind Power Renews Defunct Nuclear Site, Renewable Energy Access (2/3/05), LIPA trustees and other governmental officials recently gathered at the site of the defunct Shoreham nuclear power plant to dedicate two wind turbines that will supply 200,000 kWh of power annually to Long Island's power grid. But in addition to the Shoreham project, LIPA is also working with FPL Energy to develop large-scale offshore wind generating projects capable of producing up to 140 MW of electricity, which is enough to supply more than 40,000 average-sized homes in the Long Island area. LIPA's offshore wind project should be located south west of Robert Moses State Park and is scheduled for commercial operation in the summer 2008.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:47 PM, Blogger Gordian Raacke said…

    Wind turbines at a defunct nuclear power plant on Long Island has a lot of symbolism.
    This marks the end of an era, and the beginning of another. While these two wind turbines are dwarfed by the colossal reactor behind them, they represent a powerful glimpse of things to come.
    What we are witnessing today is a gradual but gigantic shift in public policy priorities, a powerful desire to replace environmentally destructive energy technologies of the past with clean and sustainable energy choices of the 21st Century.

    More about this at:
    http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org/pressRelease.cfm?releaseID=21

     
  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Gordian Raacke said…

    Long Island Offshore Wind Park Application is Announced

    Environmental organizations here on the Island are enthusiastic about the proposed Long Island Offshore Wind Park because it sets the stage for a new era of clean, sustainable energy technologies that protect our health, environment and quality of life.

    For Long Islanders, this wind project is a smart investment in harvesting a local energy supply that will never be subject to fossil fuel costs, the whims of OPEC, or international conflicts.

    Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI)
    http://www.RenewableEnergyLongIsland.org

     

Post a Comment

<< Home