The American Clean Power Association (ACP) ?today issued the following statement?after?the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the final environmental analysis for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.
“By any measure, this is a breakthrough for offshore wind energy in the United States. Not even two months into a new Administration, years of delay have finally culminated in a thorough analysis that should soon put this infrastructure investment on its way to generating clean power for the region and creating good jobs at home. We enthusiastically applaud the Biden Administration for completing a thorough analysis and moving ahead rapidly with the final steps to approve the Vineyard Wind project. This is how we catch up to our global competitors and harness a clean energy source for American communities.” – Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP)
American Clean Power represents the renewable energy industry in the United States, bringing together over 1,000 member companies, 120,000 members, and a national workforce located across all 50 states. By uniting the power of wind, solar, storage, and transmission companies and their allied industries, we enable the transformation of the U.S. power grid to a low-cost, reliable and renewable power system.
Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, has proposed an 800-MW wind energy project located 15 mi (24 km) offshore Martha’s Vineyard. It is expected to power more than 400,000 homes, reduce electricity rates by $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.68 million metric tons annually.
If approved, Vineyard Wind 1 will be the first commercial scale offshore wind project in the US.