Power utilities may build joint wind farm

September 25, 2008 6:01:09 AM PDT
The Long Island Power Authority is exploring a plan to build a wind farm of up to 100 turbines off the coast of Queens - a year after killing a similar development over cost concerns. LIPA chief executive Kevin Law is slated to announce on Tuesday the formation of a working group with Consolidated Edison to study whether a wind farm can be built 10 miles off the Rockaways.

The proposed farm would generate an estimated 300 megawatts and could cost $1.5 billion. Sharing the cost between the two power utilities could make the project more appealing than the Jones Beach wind farm.

LIPA pulled the plug on the plan to build the offshore wind farm near the iconic beach last year after cost estimates swelled to nearly $1 billion.

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