Offshore Atlantic transmission approved line for wind power

The Atlantic Wind Connection has been under development for a couple of years with companies including Google, investment firm Good Energies, Japanese company Marubeni, and Maryland transmission company Trans-Elect sharing the investment. It will provide an electrical grid backbone with the capacity to transmit 7,000 meagawatts of off-shore wind power to the grid.

Offshore wind turbines still haven’t been approved for the Atlantic but this is a beginning step to catching up to Europe on wind power.

However I’ve no doubt that NIMBYs, old energy, and the usual endless squabbling about everything we do here will delay offshore wind here for years if not decades, just like it has with Cape Wind.