- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Two developers have stepped forward with proposals to supply offshore wind farm energy to Connecticut.

Utility companies Eversource and the Denmark-based Orsted made a joint proposal Monday to construct the Constitution Wind project in federal waters 65 miles off New London.

Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind on Tuesday proposed to supply 200 megawatts of electricity to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in federal waters between Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Eversource says its 200-megawatt plan could provide enough energy to power 100,000 homes. Orsted will develop and construct the offshore infrastructure, while Eversource will focus on the on-shore transmission process. The project would generate $16 million in taxes and reduce winter energy costs.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it will select a proposal by June.

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