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Ørsted divests offshore wind farm assets to Eversource

Ørsted has divested 50% of certain recently acquired offshore wind farm assets to leading New England utility Eversource for a purchase price of approx US$225 million. Since 2016, Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind power project and with today’s announcement, the companies further strengthen their strategic 50-50 … Continue reading Ørsted divests offshore wind farm assets to Eversource

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Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

Equinor, Mayflower Wind Energy, and Vineyard Wind placed winning bids totaling $405 million to begin planning wind farms. A highly-competitive auction for three offshore wind lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts concluded today with winning bids totaling a record-breaking $405 million dollars from Equinor; Mayflower Wind Energy, a Royal Dutch Shell and EDP Renewables … Continue reading Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind announced that it has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for its 800-MW wind farm in federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and approximately 34 miles south of the Cape Cod mainland. The project will include the MHI’s V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine. “MHI Vestas shares Massachusetts’ strategic commitment to affordable … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

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Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

Most powerful land-based wind turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth. even states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market … Continue reading Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

Vineyard Wind, a company owned 50% by Iberdrola (through its subsidiary Avangrid), has received authorisation from the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDC) to build an offshore wind farm off the east coast of the United States. The wind farm will have an output of 800 megawatts (MW) and will be the first of Iberdrola’s large-scale … Continue reading Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

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Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to take another step on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects — Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind — can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the … Continue reading Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

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2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

The Department of the Interior has announced that two additional areas located off Massachusetts are now available for commercial wind energy development. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday that the area has tremendous offshore wind energy potential. He said the Trump administration supports “an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve … Continue reading 2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

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Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

Massachusetts electric distribution companies and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) just issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for 400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy – the first request of its kind and a huge milestone of American offshore wind. The highly anticipated request follows a Massachusetts law passed last year calling … Continue reading Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

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Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, will host a ribbon cutting and office warming reception at its facility on 700 Pleasant Street in New Bedford. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, along with State Representatives Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford), Pat Haddad (D-Somerset), Robert … Continue reading Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

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Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen … Continue reading Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

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Offshore wind energy gets a boost from Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law this week a piece of legislation that will transform the U.S. offshore wind market and catapult the industry into a thriving source of clean energy for New England ratepayers. The new law tasks state utilities with procuring 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity through 15 to 20 … Continue reading Offshore wind energy gets a boost from Massachusetts

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a forward-looking bill to further reduce carbon emissions and clean the air—something all of the state’s residents deserve. The bill as … Continue reading Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

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Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. A bill before the Massachusetts legislature could further cut carbon emissions by building on reduction goals from previous successful procurements under the Green Communities Act. By tapping … Continue reading Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

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DONG Energy proposes Massachusetts offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has proposed an offshore wind development to be located in federal waters off the Massachusetts coast. The “Bay State Wind” project would be a utility scale offshore wind farm, located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Largely owned by the Danish government, DONG is the world’s largest developer of offshore wind projects, reportedly … Continue reading DONG Energy proposes Massachusetts offshore wind farm

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DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind energy project

DONG Energy has agreed to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s (RES) more than 1000MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts.   At the offshore wind auction held by BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) on 29 January 2015, RES secured the rights to develop one of the two leases that … Continue reading DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind energy project

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US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres in Massachusetts for offshore wind energy

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank earlier this week announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. The move — believed to be DOI’s largest competitive lease … Continue reading US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres in Massachusetts for offshore wind energy

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Cape Wind offshore wind energy project gets $150M Department of Energy loan guarantee

The US government took a giant step today to ensure the success of Cape Wind. The United States Energy Department gave the offshore wind power project a guaranteed $150 million which raises to $1.45 billion the amount needed to build the renewable energy project in Nantucket Sound which will supply 75 percent of the electricity … Continue reading Cape Wind offshore wind energy project gets $150M Department of Energy loan guarantee

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