15 Nov '11, 6pm

NRG Bluewater: Offshore Wind Is Power Near the People: NRG Bluewater Wind President Peter Mandelstam used the

NRG Bluewater: Offshore Wind Is Power Near the People: NRG Bluewater Wind President Peter Mandelstam used the

NRG Bluewater Wind President Peter Mandelstam used the proceeds from the 2001 sale of a wind project he built in Montana to found Bluewater Wind and focus on ocean wind. “I stopped doing on-land projects,” Mandelstam said, “because I could see the market was crowded, all the best sites were going to be taken up and the transmission was a challenge.” By contrast, he said, “The three-word pitch for offshore wind in the United States is proximity to load.” “More than 55 million people live along the Eastern Seaboard between North Carolina and Boston,” he said. There is also a wide, shallow continental shelf that makes construction of wind farms far out to sea, beyond the sight of significant opposition, relatively less difficult and costly . “Those 55 million people have difficulty getting power at any price,” Mandelstam said. But there are, he explained, rich wind resources ...

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