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Deepwater and Tesla link up for renewable superteam project

Battery storage and wind power are combining forces in a large-scale project for the first time in the United States. Deepwater Wind, a major offshore wind power supplier, announced Monday it will team up with Tesla’s energy storage arm on a 40 MW/h project off the Massachusetts coastline.

The project will be called Revolution Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind farm paired with an energy storage system.

“Revolution Wind will be the largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the world,” said Deepwater Wind Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Grybowski said in a Deepwater press release. “People may be surprised by just how affordable and reliable this clean energy combo will be. Offshore wind is mainstream and it is coming to the U.S. in a big way.”

The 144-megawatt Revolution Wind farm proposal would be paired with a 40 megawatt-hour battery storage system provided by Tesla. It comes in response to the Commonwealth’s request for proposals for new sources of clean energy in Section 83D of the Act to Promote Energy Diversity. Deepwater Wind also provided alternative bids for a larger 288 MW version of Revolution Wind and a smaller 96 MW version.

“Revolution Wind is flexible and scalable. That’s a serious advantage of offshore wind – we can build to the exact size utilities need,” Grybowski said. “We can build a larger project if other New England states want to participate now or we can start smaller to fit into the region’s near-term energy gaps. And our pricing at any size will be very competitive with the alternatives.”

Wind. Water. Energy…which would have to fall into the ‘earth’ category in this analogy. And yes, that’s a Captain Planet reference.

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