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First Wind to provide wind energy to Massachusetts

The two Maine wind projects selected will provide more than 330 megawatts of clean, cost-competitive energy to Massachusetts utilities and ratepayers. First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, two of its planned Maine wind power projects have been … Continue reading First Wind to provide wind energy to Massachusetts

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Wind farm brings windfall for Western Mass. town

The economic impact of 13.5 MW of a 28.5-MW wind farm on the small town of Monroe (population 121) in western Massachusetts is the subject of a recent story in The Recorder, a local newspaper based in Greenfield, Mass.   The Hoosac Wind Power Project, developed by Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, and consisting of 19 1.5-MW … Continue reading Wind farm brings windfall for Western Mass. town

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U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

Offshore wind energy generation isn’t new in places like Europe, but it presents a new frontier in the United States. The sale will offer 164,750 acres of federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If that is fully developed, officials said, it could produce as much as 3,400 megawatts of electricity, enough … Continue reading U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

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BOEM Releases Its EA for the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area

On Friday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its Environmental Assessment for the Massachusetts outer continental shelf offshore Wind Energy Area. The EA does not permit construction of any turbines. It merely provides the basis for issuance of leases, pursuant to which the leaseholders would have the authority to perform the necessary detailed environmental and feasibility … Continue reading BOEM Releases Its EA for the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area

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