Skipjack Wind Farm Team Meets with Delaware College Students
Newark, DE (February 20, 2020) – Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind and developer of the Skipjack Wind Farm, met in February with University of Delaware students to discuss the wind farm, which will create enough renewable energy to power 35,000 homes in the region.
Megan Outten, Mid-Atlantic outreach coordinator for Ørsted, met with the University of Delaware’s Earth, Ocean, and Environment Club to give an overview of the wind farm, which is under development 19 miles off the Delaware-Maryland coast. Topics discussed included the operation and maintenance of the turbines over their lifetime, Delaware’s future in offshore wind, and internship opportunities for college students interested in entering the offshore wind industry.
“Delaware’s Earth, Ocean, and Environmental Club members are on the front lines of learning about and caring for our natural world,” said Ørsted’s Megan Outten. “It was an honor to speak with them about how the Skipjack Wind Farm will advance renewable energy in Delaware while creating good local jobs across the Delmarva peninsula.”
The University of Delaware’s Earth, Ocean, and Environment Club aims to educate members about the natural world through planned events, hands on experiences, field trips and other related activities.
About the Skipjack Wind Farm: The Skipjack Wind Farm is a 120 megawatt offshore wind farm under development 19 miles off the Maryland-Delaware coast. The project will create thousands of jobs in the Delmarva region, including nearly 1,400 in Maryland, and generate enough clean energy to power 35,000 homes. Skipjack will establish an Operations and Maintenance Center in the Ocean City area, which will provide local jobs and economic benefit to the community. Learn more at www.skipjackwindfarm.com
About Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind delivers clean, renewable energy along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. It operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and has been awarded over 2,900 megawatts of capacity through six projects. It is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. Learn more at www.orsted.com.