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Maryland’s Offshore Wind Farm Moves Forward

Maryland's offshore wind farms are planned to be 12 miles off Ocean City's shores. Unlike some oceanic wind farms, Maryland's won't be visible from beaches. Credit: NREL
Maryland’s offshore wind farm is planned to sit 12 miles off Ocean City’s shores. Maryland’s wind farm won’t be visible from the coastline. Credit: NREL

Finally some good environmental news. Maryland’s offshore wind farm is one step closer to reality.  The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) will spend the next six months analyzing two bids to build clean energy off our windy shores. If all goes smoothly, wind turbines could be spinning and cranking out electricity by 2020.