Maryland’s Public Service Commission has approved ratepayer subsidies that will help fund construction of a pair of wind farms off the coast of Ocean City that will dwarf the only other offshore project in the United States. Officials had been expected to choose one of the two proposals but surprised many by giving both the green light. Combined, the two project total 368 megawatts from 77 turbines and will cost more than $2 billion to build. They are expected to create some 5,000 jobs and $74 million in state tax revenue.
– via The Baltimore Sun / Scott Dance and North American Windpower