The Long Island Power Authority and Consolidated Edison Inc. will form a working group to study the potential to build a wind farm on platforms at least 10 miles off New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, New York Gov. David Paterson announced last week.

The group will likely meet next month and release a report in the first quarter of 2009, said LIPA spokesman Ed Dumas. The project originated from the governor’s Renewable Energy Task Force.

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