The Block Island Wind Farm began generating power, providing the nation’s fist complete story of offshore wind power development. The project demonstrates the importance of extensive community engagement, consideration for wildlife, and local job creation. NWF was proud to endorse the project, following the developer’s willingness to employ the high standards of wildlife protection we and our partners advocate for – voluntarily exceeding the precautions they are legally required to take.

We followed the Block Island Wind Farm story every step of the way. Check out any of our blogs below for a closer look at the many stages of getting the project up and running:

12/23/16 – 3 Reasons 2016 Was America’s Best Year Ever for Offshore Wind Power

10/25/16 – Offshore Wind: Protecting Wildlife and Creating Jobs

8/19/16 – America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project is Complete!

8/5/16 – America’s Next Energy Chapter Has Begun!

7/26/16 – America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project Nears Completion

4/22/16 – Atlantic Pioneer: Serving the First U.S. Offshore Wind Project

8/12/15 – Offshore Wind Powers Local Jobs

7/27/15 – Finally! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

7/27/15 – U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

4/28/15 – America’s Offshore Wind Industry Sends Real Sparks Flying!

3/3/15 – First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Fully Financed for 2015 Construction

5/14/14 – Block Island Wind Farm Clears Major Hurdle with Unanimous Approval from State Officials

1/28/14 – Rhode Islanders – Urge Your Leaders to Lead the Nation with Offshore Wind Power

11/25/13 – Speak Up for Offshore Wind in the Ocean State

5/1/13 – Calling on Rhode Island to Take the Lead on Offshore Wind

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