Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes on Thursday announced that a bid from developer Vineyard Wind has been selected to advance contract negotiations with the state’s electric distribution companies to provide 804 megawatts of offshore wind through the development of the Park City Wind Project. Bridgeport will serve as the host city. The offshore wind proposal selected by the state in response to its clean-energy solicitation could generate close to $1 billion in direct economic benefits and create as many as 12,000 direct and indirect job across Connecticut. The project also proposes to save Connecticut ratepayers up to $1.1 billion in energy costs, while delivering a reliable source of fixed-price, low-cost renewable energy.
‘The Epicenter Of New Offshore Wind’–Bridgeport Selected By State For Wind Power Project