NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island State Properties Committee will hear a request Thursday for approval of an easement agreement with Narragansett Electric Company over property located on Ocean Road in Narragansett.
Word quickly spread that the item pertained to Deepwater Wind’s quest to land a cable from its proposed offshore wind farm in Narragansett.
Ronald N. Renaud, chair of the state properties committee, confirmed Tuesday that the item does pertain to Deepwater and it would be heard at Thursday’s meeting in Providence.
According to an Aug. 30 memo from Janet Coit, director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, to Renaud, DEM is seeking approval of the easements "needed to facilitate the connection of Block Island's electric grid with the mainland electric grid system."
Read more about it in the Sept. 25 edition of The Times.