Vineyard Wind to Cut Ribbon on New Bedford Office

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 in New Bedford.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, along with State Representatives Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford), Pat Haddad (D-Somerset), Robert Koczera (D-New Bedford) and Paul Schmid (D-Westport) will join Vineyard Wind to cut the ribbon for the office on 700 Pleasant Street on Thursday, 29 June.

“We’re thrilled so many of our local leaders will join us to celebrate our new office opening,” said Erich Stephens, CEO of Vineyard Wind.

“Offshore wind will bring real economic opportunity to this region, and Mayor Mitchell and the members of our legislature recognize how it can benefit New Bedford and the South Coast. We’re excited to be part of this community.”

Vineyard Wind, a portfolio company of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid Renewables, is one of three companies that has acquired lease rights to build wind projects off the coast of Massachusetts. The company’s project area is about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.

Last summer, Massachusetts required utilities to procure 1,600MW of offshore wind energy within the next decade.