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Deepwater seeks access for wind farm cable

Deepwater seeks access for wind farm cable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The State Properties Committee will consider whether to approve an easement that allows Deepwater Wind to bury a cable at Scarborough State Beach.

The Providence-based company is planning a five-turbine offshore wind farm near Block Island. But Deepwater changed its original plan to bring the cable from the wind farm to Narragansett Town Beach after it faced heavy opposition.

The Providence Journal reports the cable at Scarborough State Beach would be buried in a conduit at least 10 feet under the sand and then stretch under a parking lot.

The properties committee will consider the easement at its Thursday meeting.

National Grid has agreed to buy power from the farm and may eventually own the cable. But a spokesman said it's not involved in the easement agreement with the state.

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