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USACE seeks comments on proposed project work in BOEM lease area off Rhode Island coast

USACE, New England District
Published Sept. 2, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States, navigable waters, and the Outer Continental Shelf from Ørsted/Revolution Wind LLC in Providence, Rhode Island. The majority of the proposed work would be located in the Atlantic Ocean in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0486, approximately 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith and approximately 13 nautical miles east of Block Island. Work would also occur within the Narragansett Bay-West Passage, terminating near Quonset Point in North Kingstown.

The overall proposal involves the construction, operations and maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the Revolution Wind Farm (RWF) and associated Revolution Wind Export
Cable (RWEC). The RWF would include the installation of up to 100 wind turbine generators by a network of inter-array cables, up to two offshore substations connected by one offshore substation link cable and one onshore logistics or O&M facility. The RWEC would include up to two alternating current electric cables generally co-located within a single corridor; one onshore substation; and one interconnection facility that would connect the RWF to the existing onshore regional electric transmission grid at The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Davisville Substation in North Kingstown.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this
proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2020-00707.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Oct. 17, 2022, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Ruth A. Brien, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Ruthann.A.Brien@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2020-00707.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 22-024