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  • 17 April 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued an Order approving long-term contracts of the 804 MW Mayflower Wind offshore wind farm with the Commonwealth’s Electric Distribution Companies. The project is expected to provide approximately 0.1 per cent to 1.8 per cent savings on customer’s monthly energy bills, all other bill impacts remaining equal, […]

  • 27 November 2012

    Cape Wind secured another major milestone with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.  Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “This decision helps secure the position of Massachusetts as the U.S. leader in […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Massachusetts electric distribution companies Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have extended the date for selection of offshore wind projects under the Section 83C of the Green Communities Act from 23 April to 23 May due to multiple reasons, including the fact that there are some 20 proposals and some of them require more time due to their complexity.

  • 2 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm will deliver electricity at a total levelized price of USD 65/MWh for energy and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), lowering the Massachusetts electricity users’ monthly bills by up to 1.5%, the recent filings by the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) show.

  • 13 August 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Geotechnical data acquisition company Geoquip Marine Group has completed a geotechnical campaign for Vineyard Wind LLC offshore Massachusetts, USA.

  • 29 December 2011

    In a major legal victory for Cape Wind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in two decisions unanimously upheld the long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and National Grid.  “This decision provides a big boost for creating up to 1,000 jobs and providing Massachusetts with cleaner air, greater energy independence and a leadership […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has subsequently submitted a filing letter requesting that DPU approve the 20-year contracts with Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil.

  • 18 May 2012

    As Cape Wind is coming closer to its finalisation,it calls for public support at the last set of public hearings which will be held in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) public hearings on NSTAR’s contract to purchase 27.5 % of Cape Wind’s power will be held on May 30 in Boston. The DPU […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 September 2011

      Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement in defense of the Cape Wind power purchase agreement, currently being disputed by opponents of the project. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments on the case today.  Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy at Conservation Law Foundation, said, “The Massachusetts Department […]

  • 23 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Public Utilities has approved the $2.7 billion electric rate deal between Cape Wind and National Grid, providing Cape Wind… By Jay Fitzgerald (bostonherald) [mappress] Source: bostonherald, November 23, 2010;

  • 14 December 2010

    A Massahusetts business group on Monday appealed a power purchase agreement between National Grid and the 130-turbine Cape Wind that state regulators approved last month. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which represents about 6,000 businesses in the state, argues in a brief filed before the state Supreme Judicial Court that the contract between the utility […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Jim Gordon explained how the SJC decision to uphold the approval of the Cape Wind contract with National Grid helps propel the project forward. „I think big wind means that there is huge offshore wind resource right off the coast of Massachusetts that we can tap for greater energy independence, more stable electric costs, new […]

  • 27 May 2013

    Cape Wind has responded to Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)  / Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MCP) newspaper ad by issuing the following press release:  Big Picture: Cape Wind has been reviewed carefully for 12 years, during which time it has earned the approval of 17 Federal and State agencies that have confirmed Cape Wind would create […]

  • 30 June 2017

    On 29 June, five Massachusetts electric distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW, and up to 800MW, of offshore wind generation and associated transmission projects to enter into long-term contracts of 15 – 20 years.

  • 18 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered the utility NStar to rebid three renewable energy contracts awarded to wind farms in… By Beth Daley (boston) [mappress] Source: boston, August 18, 2010;

  • 23 October 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has signed an agreement to lease the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal for a period of 18 months.

  • 2 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wood has secured a contract for the role of technical advisor on the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, the U.S. Under the four-year contract, Wood will act as the lender’s technical advisor on behalf of developer Vineyard Wind LLC, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables. The company will provide technical advisory services […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has passed the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) review process following the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). According to Vineyard Wind, the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew A. Beaton certified the FEIR for the 800MW project, which brought to the finalization of MEPA. The […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver electricity generated at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to the regional power grid. Approval of the project’s transmission cables and interconnection substation by the EFSB, […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Fugro has completed a six-month site characterisation campaign at the Mayflower Wind project area off the coast of Massachusetts, where Shell and Ocean Winds are developing an 804 MW offshore wind farm. The company carried out high‑resolution surveys within the project’s lease area and along the export cable routes, with the acquired geo-data to support […]

  • 4 May 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    U.S. Federal Judge Richard Stearns has dismissed Cape Wind opponents’ lawsuit, which challenged Cape Wind’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR. The District Court’s decision rejected all claims against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, NSTAR and Cape Wind.  Judge Stearns noted in his decision that the lawsuit would violate the 11th Amendment to the Constitution of […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Vessels

    Danish shipowner J.A. Rederiet has upgraded its multipurpose support vessels Susanne A and Mira A to meet the requirements of offshore DP2 and DP1, respectively, so they can carry out operations in the offshore wind industry.

  • 17 May 2017
    Technology, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder and ship designer Damen has launched the first ever Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315, a new type of vessel developed in close cooperation with Scottish company Delta Marine.

  • 30 July 2015

    Horizon Geosciences announced the addition of a new vessel to its fleet, primed for work in the North Sea and West Africa. Horizon Geosciences Business Development Manager Matthew Suchley said: “Demand for Horizon Geosciences’ geophysical survey services in the North Sea has been such that we sought an additional specialist vessel to complement our ongoing operations from […]