ACP Statement on Key Milestone for New England Wind 1 & 2 Projects

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Avangrid’s New England Wind 1 and 2 offshore projects located 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: 

“This is another significant milestone in advancing offshore wind energy. The nearly 2,000 megawatts of energy produced from Avangrid’s two projects will power nearly 1 million homes, create 9,200 jobs, and allow for $8 billion in direct investment across the region. This decision furthers the renewable energy infrastructure New England needs to meet electricity demands, strengthen the grid, and provide clean air for its citizens. ACP commends BOEM’s continued commitment to offshore wind as an important and critical source of energy for the country’s future.”