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Vineyard Wind has a Connecticut base

The editorial “Building a Wind Industry Across Connecticut” (Nov. 17) was spot on in its analysis of the potential economic boom that the burgeoning offshore wind industry could have on Connecticut’s economy.

With ports in short supply on the East Coast, it just makes sense to utilize Connecticut assets in New London and Bridgeport so that our state reaps the greatest reward possible in terms of job creation and the amount of direct investment.

While we realize that The Day’s reference to the “hometown” team was focused on developments at the state pier in New London, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that half of the partnership that makes up Vineyard Wind (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables) is in fact based in Connecticut.

AVANGRID is proud to call the town of Orange home to our corporate headquarters and with the 1,400 men and women in our family of companies living and working here in Connecticut, we are already the hometown team.

We can’t wait for Connecticut to be a real leader, both in the clean and low-cost electricity it’s about to procure and at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry that will provide good paying jobs with good benefits for a generation to come.

James P. Torgerson

CEO, Avangrid



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