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Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]
DONG Energy is teaming up with Eversource Energy, a transmission builder from New England who has acquired a 50% ownership interest in Bay State Wind, to jointly develop the project planned off Massachusetts, the United States. The proposed offshore wind farm would be located approximately 15-25 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in an area that […]
Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, owners of the Revolution Wind project, have pledged USD 4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development in Rhode Island. The funding will be invested locally, with USD 3 million dedicated for higher education around offshore wind programs led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), which […]
Vineyard Wind has officially submitted a bid in New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation for the Liberty Wind project which includes the option of up to 1.2GW of capacity to be developed. The Liberty Wind proposal includes project size options of 400MW, 800MW and 1,200MW which would be produced by turbines located 85 miles away from […]
Four proposers responded to New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation with a total of 18 bids, according to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). As previously reported, Equinor submitted a bid to develop its Empire Wind project in response to the state’s solicitation to procure 800MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs). The second bid came […]
Ørsted and Eversource Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Con Edison Transmission to support the development of the transmission facilities needed to deliver the energy produced by the proposed Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm to the New York grid. The MoU also gives New York’s transmission developer an eventual right to acquire the offshore portion […]
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has called for 9,000MW of offshore wind energy to be developed in the U.S. state by 2035. The New York Governor proposed the quadruple of the current target of having 2,400MW installed by 2030 in his 2019 State of the State Speech. To complement the Green New Deal, Cuomo is directing […]
Five developers have expressed intent to participate in the New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation targetting 800MW of capacity, according to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected Ørsted’s Revolution Wind project to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state’s power distribution companies for 0.42TWh per year equivalent to 100MW offshore wind capacity.
Ørsted US Offshore Wind has received approval from Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for its Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million.
US offshore wind developer Bay State Wind has revised a turbine layout pattern on a New England offshore wind farm in response to feedback from fishermen and community members. The change will accommodate historical fishing patterns, and help to provide greater ease of fishing within, and transiting through, the wind farm, Bay State Wind, a partnership […]
Oil & gas giant Shell has filed the required documents to qualify for bidding at an upcoming offshore wind lease sale in Massachusetts, due to take place this fall, according to Bloomberg Environment.
Three Massachusetts-based institutions for higher education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), called Connect4Wind, to share resources and collaborate on the development of curriculum and programs centered on the offshore wind energy sector.
The State of Connecticut has selected Deepwater Wind’s 200MW Revolution Wind project under the recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals, marking the state’s first procurement of offshore wind.
Ørsted and its joint venture partner Eversource will continue progressing the Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York, Ørsted’s Executive Vice President Martin Neubert said after the project was not selected under the 83C solicitation in Massachusetts.
Vineyard Wind has been selected as the winner of the 800MW offshore wind Request For Proposals in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts state regulators and utilities are to decide this week which of the three proposed offshore wind projects is moving forward.
Bay State Wind has revealed plans to build and operate an offshore wind training center in New Bedford in Massachusetts, US.
Bay State Wind and US healthcare provider Southcoast Health have begun negotiations on a power purchase agreement under which Southcoast Health would get electricity from Bay State Wind’s proposed offshore wind farm in Massachusetts.
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.
A meteorological tower for US Wind’s 268MW offshore wind farm in Maryland is scheduled to be installed at the offshore project site in August 2018. The met mast will be delivered by Gulf Island Fabrication, which signed a contract with US Wind in March.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Bay State Wind plans to provide more than USD 2 million in grants for research and programs to protect New England’s fisheries and whale populations.
US-based offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has proposed to supply 200 megawatts from its Revolution Wind project to Connecticut.
Bay State Wind, the US-based 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource developing an offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement with the steel pipe manufacturing specialist EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind turbine foundations.