De Lasa leaves Deepwater

Mon, 09/28/2009 - 4:30am

09/26/09 - Andres de Lasa, who served the last eight months as associate project developer and on-island face for Deepwater Wind, has announced his departure from the company (see letter, page 19).

He said Wednesday that he is pursuing other options.

“It was a dream come true to be able to work on island, mix with the community and saturate myself with all that is good about Block Island,” de Lasa said in an e-mail.

“Spending time with real people discussing real problems when you have a real solution can be a powerful experience.”

No word yet as to who will replace de Lasa as the developer’s liaison on Block Island.

Deepwater has proposes erecting eight wind turbines within three miles of Block Island’s southeast corner. De Lasa was a mainstay at all the town meetings and Deepwater open houses on the subject.

The company’s negotiated power cost with National Grid is expected to become public in mid-October.