CENTERVILLE — Barnstable and Vineyard Wind officials have signed a host community agreement that includes $16 million in payments to the town in return for the offshore wind energy developer landing a high-voltage electric power transmission cable at William H. Covell Memorial Beach rather than via a disputed route through Lewis Bay in West Yarmouth.
But a final decision on the transmission cable route, the landing location and other details is still to be determined; the state Energy Facilities Siting Board began a hearing today in Boston on the company’s plan to connect its 106-turbine wind farm to the regional electric grid. (Read more)
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