- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project.

Cape Wind is expected to officially announce the news at 11 a.m. Friday with Gov. Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston.

Patrick tells The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/1qrgBMv ) that “Cape Wind is going to be built out of New Bedford, not Rhode Island, that’s the bottom line.”

Cape Wind had previously signed lease options with both South Terminal, now formally called the Massachusetts Marine Commerce Terminal, and Rhode Island’s Quonset Point.

The two-year lease is for $4.5 million.

When built, it will be the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

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Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com

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