Posted on November 3, 2022
The Carteret County Beach Commission, which advises the county shore protection office, received a briefing Monday on Kitty Hawk Wind, a major wind energy project that could impact the county in the future, in ways both positive and unknown.
Megan Higgins of Avangrid Renewables, a major player in the wind energy industry, spoke to the board during its meeting in Emerald Isle and online via GoToMeeting.
Avangrid is planning a wind farm about 27 miles from the N.C. Outer Banks, off the Virginia and North Carolina coastlines. It is to eventually to have a total installed capacity of 3,500 megawatts of power, enough, it says, to supply energy to as many as 700,000 to 1 million homes.