New Hampshire Looks to Offshore Wind Energy
New Hampshire, with fewer than 20 miles of ocean coast line, is joining the offshore wind push by entering the beginning stages of evaluating what it would mean to bring offshore wind energy to the state. Experts say the turbines themselves would be anywhere from 10 to 20 miles offshore and therefore should not be very visible from shore, as well as far enough out to avoid interfering with commercial fishing operations. However, supporting the offshore wind energy industry requires a lot of upfront work to build the labor workforce and industry infrastructure to maintain it long term. The planning is still very early so construction would likely be five to seven years away.
Credit: SSE/Department of Energy and Climate Change