Officials Discuss South Fork Wind Farm Project

(Narragansett, RI)--Commercial fishermen from Rhode Island met with Orsted and Eversource Energy on Monday to discuss the new South Fork Wind Farm.The Providence Journal reports members of the state's Fishermen's Advisory Board stressed they need at least one nautical mile between wind turbines for the sake of navigating safely at the meeting in Narragansett.Offshore wind developers are proposing tighter spacing because they want to maximize how much energy they generate.The executive director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said Monday that the Coast Guard is weighing uniform spacing and orientation for all wind farms.

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