Md., Del., Va., in offshore wind power partnership

AP News
Posted: Nov 10, 2009 4:16 PM

Maryland, Delaware and Virginia are joining forces to promote the offshore wind power.

The governors of the three states announced Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to work together on promoting federal policies, transmission strategies and other issues to advance offshore power in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says his state is poised to become the first in the nation to develop an offshore wind farm and the agreement will help the region become a leader in development of the renewable energy resource.

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Delmarva Power signed a power purchase agreement last year with Bluewater Wind, which is hoping to develop a wind farm off the Delaware coast.