Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the town of Narragansett, will begin negotiations with Chevron Energy Solutions Co. (Chevron ES) to construct, operate and maintain onshore wind turbines on state and/or town properties in Narragansett.
Under the Chevron ES proposal, no state or municipal funds are required to site and construct the wind turbines. The proposal is designed to provide a sustainable energy supply to meet the needs of the state and town while maximizing potential revenue over the life of the generating facility.
The energy produced from these sites will address needs for DEM activities at the Port of Galilee, and state camping and beach facilities located in Narragansett. Energy produced on town sites will be used to power the sewage treatment plant and other municipal needs.
‘As we move forward to develop the country's first deepwater, offshore wind project, it is important to support the development of other wind projects that can help control the state's energy costs,’ says Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, R-R.I.
This week, the Narragansett Town Council voted to approve the selection of Chevron as the preferred vendor for the project and authorized the town to continue negotiations with DEM and Chevron for construction of the wind turbines.
The exact locations and number of wind turbines that will be constructed will be determined during the negotiation and assessment process.