Avangrid officials: Company still committed to Park City Wind project despite pushing back completion

A spokesman for Orange-based Avangrid’s Park City Wind project said the company remains committed to the renewable energy project and plans to redevelop a portion of Bridgeport’s waterfront as a staging area for the project, despite a delay of the completion date. Park City Wind’s announcement of the delay was made by Pedro Azagra Blàzquez, Avangrid’s chief executive officer. Blàzquez said the one-year delay in the Park City project as well as for Avangrid’s Commonwealth Wind project, which will supply renewable energy to Massachusetts, is necessary because the company’s focus “is on improving the project economics and renegotiating our PPAs (power purchase agreements) because of the difficult environment.” Word of the delay comes at time when the project should be moving ahead. Connecticut’s federal legislative delegation announced this week that the Bridgepport Harbor Authority will receive a $10.5 million grant for design and construction of the staging area. Park City Wind already has a construction office in the city and in 2021 announced it had leased space at Barnum Landing to use as a construction and staging area.


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