Winery Wind 1 was alleged to ship its first energy to the Massachusetts energy grid on December 31, however that did not occur.
January third: It is lastly game-on! Winery Wind 1 got here on-line late yesterday. One wind turbine close to Martha’s Winery equipped roughly 5 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy to the grid. 5 of Winery Wind 1’s generators are anticipated to function at full capability in early 2024.
January 2nd: Winery Wind 1 is a 50/50 three way partnership between Avangrid and inexperienced buyers Copenhagen Infrastructure Companions.
On December 6, Avangrid CEO Pedro Azagra stated his “crew has been working extraordinarily onerous, nights, weekends and holidays to place us to ship first energy from Avangrid’s industry-leading Winery Wind 1 mission earlier than its completion of the 12 months. years.” And it reiterated that deadline in a public publication on December 27.
However an Avangrid spokesperson stated this morning (by way of the Worcester enterprise journal) that “the primary of the mission’s 62 generators generated energy on Sunday night, however extra testing was wanted earlier than any wind vitality could possibly be transferred to the grid. The spokesperson didn’t present a brand new particular timeline for the supply of the primary energy provide.”
The spokesperson continued:
We’re at the moment conducting all required testing, each inner processes and with ISO New England, and are synchronizing all elements to ship energy to shore quickly.
As soon as on-line, Winery Wind 1’s first 5 GE Haliade-X generators put in will present roughly 65 megawatts (MW) of unpolluted vitality, sufficient to energy 30,000 properties and companies in Massachusetts.
Every 13 MW turbine has a 220-meter (722-foot) rotor, 107-meter (351-foot) blades and is 248 meters (814 ft) excessive. They’re all able to supplying energy to greater than 6,000 properties and companies.
When accomplished, the 806 MW Winery Wind 1 will encompass 62 generators that can generate electrical energy for greater than 400,000 properties and companies.
The $3.5 billion Winery Wind 1 is positioned 15 miles south of Martha’s Winery and Nantucket and 35 miles from mainland Massachusetts.
It is anticipated to achieve its full energy potential by mid-2024 – we’ll see.
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Photograph: Wijngaardwind 1
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