Delaware joins Maryland and Virginia in cooperative agreement on development of offshore wind power.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) joined his counterparts in Maryland and Virginia signing a three state agreement to cooperate on the development of offshore wind power.
Markell, along with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will share information and resources to encourage offshore wind development. The goal is to maximize the creation of green jobs in the region.
Markell says, “The agreement will help us leverage the resources and energy of our three state governments to help our region become the true powerhouse for this important source of renewable, reliable alternative energy.”
The three governors formalized the partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. They say the cooperative effort will take advantage of the region’s existing relationship with federal agencies including the Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Defense.
The agreement just a day after NRG energy agreed to buy Blue Waterwind, the company aiming to be the first off coast wind turbine generating area. It is expected to be on line in 2013 just off the coast of Rehoboth.