23 May '11, 5pm

Google to Invest $5B to Bring U.S. Wind Farm Energy Ashore

Google to Invest $5B to Bring U.S. Wind Farm Energy Ashore

Google 's plans to build a $5 billion transmission line to bring electricity from wind farms off the United States' east coast back to the shore have edged closer to becoming a reality. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week approved incentive rates of 12.59 percent for the company and its partners, private firm Good Energies and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp. The project would see two parallel lines stretching 250 miles, from northern New Jersey to southern Virginia, transporting up to 6,000 megawatts of electricity from yet-to-be-built wind farms to grid connections at onshore sites in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The companies originally wanted a 13.58 percent rate of return, but Google spokesman Parag Chokshi insisted the lower number was not a setback and showed the project was feasible. "We're happy that FERC has approved ince...

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