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Another company scouts wind project location in controversial Cape Cod

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Yet another wind energy firm is seeking to enter the waters around Cape Cod. In late July, an undisclosed large European-based company had its American representative, Winergy LLC, approach the US Army Corps of Engineers to begin discussions over the construction of a 250 turbine project south east of the island of Nantucket. "We spent a long time picking out sites and we chose an isolated area where the turbines won't be seen from the shores of New England, and where fishermen and marine mammals won't be impacted," says Winergy's Bob Link, speaking to the Boston Globe newspaper. Link makes clear that Winergy is in no way associated with the European company of the same name. He declines to disclose the name of the European firm he is representing, saying it is confidential. The developers are proposing to build one wind farm and have suggested four possible sites for it. Depending on its location, total capacity will be 600 MW to just under 850 MW. Where this energy will be delivered is not yet clear. Proposed offshore locations range from seven to 11 miles off Nantucket, once a major port for whaling vessels but now primarily a summer resort for the rich and powerful.

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