The First U.S. Offshore Windfarm Just Shut Down a Diesel Plant

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2017 marks the first offshore windfarm in the U.S.

The wind farm, located off Block Island, isn’t providing all of the island’s power, but whereas before the island’s grid was isolated from the mainland, the windfarm allowed Block to be connected to the New England power grid for the first time, and therefore the island’s 2,000 residents no longer need the diesel plant.

They burned around 1 million gallons of diesel per year.