Happy first anniversary, sea2shore!

By Jackie Barry

It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since that historic day when National Grid’s sea2shore: The Renewable Link cable project began delivering energy from the nation’s first offshore wind installation, Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, located off the Rhode Island coast.

And the project just got a great present to mark the occasion – a Regional Best Project Award from Engineering News Record magazine.  Members of the sea2shore project team joined Brian Gemmell, vice president of Transmission Strategy and Performance, to accept the award at an event in Boston.

Members of the sea2shore team join Brian Gemmel to accept the ENR Best Regional Project Award

Brian said, “The sea2shore project marked a defining moment for our company, our customers, our region, and our country by forever changing the energy landscape.  I’m so proud of the team that completed this project; they literally flipped the switch on a new era of clean energy development in the U.S.”

This is the sea2shore project’s third prestigious award.  In May 2017, sea2shore, alongside Deepwater Wind, was honored by the Environmental Business Council of New England with the annual Ira W. Leighton, Jr. Outstanding Environmental – Energy Technology Achievement Award.

In October of this year, the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association recognized the Block Island Wind Farm Project, including sea2shore, with its annual Innovation Award for being the first project of its kind in the U.S.

Congratulations to the project team on this well-deserved recognition!

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