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RI AG urges regulators to nix wind farm contract

July 6, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says he's challenging a contract for a proposed wind farm off the coast of Block Island.

Lynch on Tuesday called the arrangement between the developer, Deepwater Wind, and the utility National Grid an "inside deal." He urged the state Public Utilities Commission to reject the contract, which would require National Grid to buy the energy generated from the wind farm at 24.4 cents per kilowatt hour.

The agreement still requires PUC approval.

Lynch, a Democratic candidate for governor, said a law passed this year that speeds regulatory oversight of the process was intended to benefit only one company. He called it unconstitutional.

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