The Silly Giant Scale Of U.S. Offshore Wind Development

Posted: January 9, 2023 by oldbrew in Big Green, turbines, wind
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If the North Atlantic Right Whale is a right-thinking whale, it will leave that area and not come back.

PA Pundits International

By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~

The world’s biggest offshore wind array is Hornsea 2, which is 1,386 MW with a turbine size of 8.4 MW. Operational in 2022 it is the state of the OSW art. See

But Virginia’s phase 1 array is a whopping 2,600 MW, with huge 15 MW turbines. Clearly it is a giant, far bigger than anything that has ever been built. The cost is estimated as $10 billion to build.

Moreover there are a dozen or more comparable giant arrays proposed to be built at the same time, lining the Atlantic coast. Last I heard the combined proposals topped a gigantic 40,000 MW.

From an engineering point of view this is nuts. No one has ever done anything like this so let’s do a hundred billion dollars worth and see how it goes, right? Work up to it? Start small then scale up, learning…

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  1. catweazle666 says:

    The problem that lot are going to suffer from is that since their grandiose schemes were dreamed up the price of materials has gone through the roof and the suppliers such as Ørsted have gone bust or are in the process of going bust and have dwindled to just one possible country – China.

    Most of them just aren’t going to be completed – if they even get started.

  2. saighdear says:

    ha ha ha! choked ‘Oor Wullie’ as he rolled on his bucket. ” a’ thing aboot thae americans is big. .. Jings Ma caught a Moose in the hoose t’other night, but oor Uncle Sam showed us the Moose which he shot last fall … Huge and widnae even get through the door of oor hoose! ” an’ Saighdear keeps tellin us aboot a t hey Big beaked birds standing at his pool wi no fish in it – no amount o coming to help wi mair birdies will bring the fish – just like more and more WindNILLS won’t attract any more wind. Puh! even Nigel Farage disnae get it. – but he’s gaun oan about cheap gas prices this now … Oh wait a meenit -am hannae gonnae hit the red button again, Fit havers fae his guest.

  3. Curious George says:

    Whoever signed this order should be personally responsible for it.

  4. ivan says:

    Why don’t they include the cost of the battery or real power station required to supply power when the wind isn’t blowing, or blowing too hard, to the cost of these projects?
    If they did that non of these subsidy farms would be built. As it stands now all it means is that those that can will need to buy a stand by generator to prevent blackouts at home.

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