Revolution Wind, LLC (Revolution Wind) (formerly DWW REV I, LLC), a 50/50 joint venture between Orsted North America Inc. (Orsted NA) and Eversource Investment LLC, proposes to construct, own, and operate the Revolution Wind Farm Project (hereinafter referred to as the Project). The wind farm portion of the Project will be located in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the designated Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0486 (Lease Area). The Lease Area is approximately 30 km south of the coast of Rhode Island (Figure 1.1-1 in Section 1.1 of the Project’s Construction and Operations Plan [COP]). Other components of the Project will be located in state waters of Rhode Island and onshore in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The proposed interconnection location for the Project is the existing Davisville Substation, which is owned and operated by National Grid and located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
The Project will specifically include the following offshore and onshore components:
- Up to 100 wind turbine generators (WTGs) connected by a network of Inter-Array Cables (IACs);
- Up to two offshore substations (OSSs) connected by an OSS-Link Cable;
- Up to two submarine export cables (referred to as the Revolution Wind Export Cable [RWEC]), generally co-located within a single corridor;
- A landfall location located at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island (referred to as the Landfall Work Area);
- Up to two underground transmission circuits (referred to as the Onshore Transmission Cable), co-located within a single corridor; and
- A new Onshore Substation (OnSS) located adjacent to the existing Davisville Substation with up to two interconnection circuits (overhead or underground) connecting the OnSS to the existing substation.
The Project’s components are further grouped into four general categories: the Revolution Wind Farm (RWF), inclusive of the WTGs, OSSs, IAC, and OSS-Link Cable; the RWEC – OCS inclusive of up to 40 km of the RWEC in federal waters; the RWEC – RI, inclusive of up to 37 km of the RWEC in state waters; and Onshore Facilities, inclusive of an up to 100-m segment of the RWEC, Landfall Work Area, Onshore Transmission Cable, and OnSS (including interconnection circuits). These categories collectively are referred to in this report as the Project Area.