Switch Flipped on Offshore Wind Power


CASTINE - The state of Maine is officially creating offshore wind power. On  Thursday, partners in creating North America's first offshore wind turbine, flipped the switch.
A thousand feet off the coast of Castine, history is in the making.
On Thursday at 12:40 pm, the world's first offshore wind turbine with a concrete base began generating electricity. And while this prototype is only an eighth of the size of the soon-to-come full scale turbines, the possibility of thousands of jobs and clean renewable energy has folks in the industry, excited.
The full scale turbines are being designed. And the hope is to connect one to the grid, by 2016.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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