Utility wants turbines bigger than jumbo jets for US wind farm

Iberdrola's head of offshore says the 804 MW wind project won in Connecticut's tender by Vineyard Wind – a joint venture consisting of the Spanish utility's US subsidiary, Avangrid, and CIP – aims to use currently undeveloped wind turbine technology with per-unit ratings of 14 MW for installation at some point in the mid-2020s.
Photo: Peter Klint/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Peter Klint/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix

When Iberdrola SA builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut sometime in the middle of next decade, it plans to use turbines more powerful than anything currently on the market.

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