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  • 3 October 2017
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has affirmed its issuance of the existing lease to Wind Cape Associates for the Cape Wind Energy Project (CWEP) offshore Massachussets.

  • 24 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers releases statement on news of NSTAR land-based wind contracts. “Cape Wind, taken together with all of the planned land based wind and solar projects in the region, still do not satisfy the demand for clean energy in New England. NSTAR’s new contracts represent only a modest portion of the […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm received a conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which would support the project with an additional USD 150 million.  The final decision to award the loan will be made after Cape Wind Associates LLC finalizes project financing. “When they come back to […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Environment

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) has condemned a decision by the Department of Public Utilities to approve a contract between Cape Wind and NStar, saying that it would cost ratepayers an additional one billion dollars in added electricity costs for only 27.5 percent of Cape Wind’s overpriced power.   NStar has received approval […]

  • 6 June 2011

      The Crown Estate’s investment of £1 million in the Inch Cape offshore wind site, part of the Scottish Territorial Waters leasing round, has secured the future of the project after the dissolution of the consortium initially awarded the lease. The £1 million sum has enabled work on the site to continue to plan, and […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Technology

    CAPE Holland will open its doors to celebrate the product launch of the Vibro Lifting Tool on Friday, 22nd May and Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at their facility in Beilen, the Netherlands. Last year CAPE Holland introduced The CAPE Vibro System™ with the main component being the Register’ certified Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT). Equipped with […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    What was set out to be the US first offshore wind farm raised more doubt in the last week. The 468-MW Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts has been suspended from participating in New England’s wholesale electricity markets by ISO New England. A New England ISO spokeswoman said: “In general, suspensions are a […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Following the NSTAR / Cape Wind long term Power Purchase Agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the Cape Wind President Jim Gordon released the stetement :  “Today’s filing of the Cape Wind/Nstar Power Purchase Agreement is about moving forward to deliver energy, environmental and economic benefits to Massachusetts and New England electric consumers. […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the Cape Wind project could start by the end of the year, the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the Associated Press in an interview. Cape Wind, a USD 2.6 billion offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has been delayed for more than a decade due to environmental and financial issues. […]

  • 15 May 2014

    An interdisciplinary group of doctoral students who study wind energy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted a case study on the subject of Cape Wind, a project which could become America’s first offshore wind farm. They reviewed the development, as well as the current status of the project, and looked into the factors that […]

  • 8 December 2014

    At the start of August developer Cape Wind awarded a contract to Weeks/Manson Joint Venture (WMJV), a joint venture of marine contractor Weeks Marine and heavy civil marine contractor Manson Construction Co., to become lead construction contractor for the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm. Cape Wind is to be located off the coast of […]

  • 29 May 2012

    As the Cape News reported, more than 100 people attended the Department of Public Utilities hearing regarding Cape Wind on Wednesday night, which took place in the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School. Proponents for Cape Wind were outnumbered by three to one. State regulators will hold a total of three hearings for the Nstar […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Energy Management Inc. has abandoned the development of the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm and notified the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it terminated the development lease, Bloomberg reports.

  • 21 September 2010
    Environment

    The Cape Wind Project, a proposal to construct the United States’ first offshore wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has… (justmeans) [mappress] Source: justmeans, September 21, 2010;

  • 30 May 2012

      The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound urged residents and businesses to speak out against the wildly overpriced Cape Wind project that would cost Massachusetts ratepayers billions during a Department of Public Utilities hearing in Boston on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. NStar is seeking approval to purchase 27.5 percent of Cape Wind’s power […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts state officials are trying to find a user of the New Bedford marine terminal, initially meant to be used for the Cape Wind project.  However, current options could bring in a lower return on investment than what Cape Wind would have brought, writes Isaac Orr, a research fellow for energy and environmental policy at The Heartland Institute. The Cape Wind […]

  • 12 March 2013

    A deal between Cape Wind and Middleboro-based Mass Tank is dead, reports the Associated Press. In 2010, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that the Mass Tank would build foundations and other steel components for the Nantucket Sound wind farm comprising of 130 wind turbines. Carl Horstmann of Mass Tank commented on Cape Wind’s application for […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Town of Barnstable, local businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) filed a lawsuit to the U.S. District Court yesterday against NSTAR’s no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind offshore wind farm. The lawsuit against Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR, and Cape Wind says that the State discriminated against out-of-state power companies – […]

  • 8 December 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    On October 11, an offshore meteorological mast was installed at the Inch Cape offshore wind farm site, which will gather accurate wind resource, wind direction and wind velocity data.  Our reader Marc Pearce has sent some recently taken photographs of the Inch Cape met mast to Offshore WIND. The complete structure of the 169.5 m high met mast […]

  • 12 May 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind has announced that a team including three companies based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is involved with completing geophysical surveys of the project site and offshore cable routes. Survey vessels with a suite of geophysical instruments are surveying the seafloor and subsea geology on Horseshoe Shoal and along the offshore cable route. New Bedford […]

  • 21 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    The nation’s first wind farm, planned off Cape Cod, Mass., fought a bruising battle for approval. Now, it faces another challenge in selling its power. The 130-turbine Cape Wind project has sealed a deal with the utility National Grid for half its power. But the other half is available with no apparent takers — raising […]

  • 24 August 2012

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound filed an appeal in federal court challenging the recent Federal Aviation Administration’s “no hazard” determination regarding Cape Wind’s proposed wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. “The FAA ruling shows a complete and utter disregard for public safety and flies in the face of last year’s decision by the US Court […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cape wind was dealt a significant setback by both NStar and National Grid yesterday. Namely, the two Massachusetts’ utilities decided to terminate the power purchase agreement as the wind farm developer failed to meet the deadline to obtain financing and begin construction by the end of 2014. Northeast Utilities spokeswoman Caroline Pretyman said: “Unfortunately, Cape […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind Associates will not get a two-year extension on its permits for two underwater power lines in Nantucket Sound, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board decided on Wednesday. The final decision follows the board’s recommendation that the permits should not be extended by May 2017, as earlier requested by Cape Wind Associates. The board justified the decision by […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    After a lawsuit, submitted on January 21 against Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR and Cape Wind, the offshore wind project’s developers won a legal battle that had commenced prior to this one. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Cape Wind project, rejecting arguments […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind Associates has filed a court appeal against the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board’s decision not to extend the company’s permit for two subsea cables that would connect a 468MW offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound to the mainland. The board decided not to extend the permit by May 2017 based on the developer’s inability to demonstrate that the project will enter construction phase by mid-2017, […]