New offshore wind plan pitched in Delaware

    Delaware researchers are pitching a new proposal for offshore wind.

    Researchers at the University of Delaware and the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado are proposing a small test project in the Atlantic Ocean in a plan made public Thursday by the state’s congressional delegation.

    Researchers have applied for federal funding from an offshore wind program at the U.S. Department of Energy.


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    Gov. Jack Markell wrote in a letter that Delmarva Power has committed to cooperating with the project’s organizers on the purchase of power.

    The proposal is much smaller than one pitched by a defunct contract with Bluewater Wind.

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