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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign the state's landmark energy bill which calls for public utilities to buy 1,600 MW of power generated from offshore wind farms over the coming decade on Monday, 8 August. The legislation directs companies engaging in the distribution of electricity or owning, operating or controlling distribution facilities to jointly and […]
The Massachusetts House and Senate have approved a bill which could boost the state's target of installed and procured offshore wind capacity to up to 3.2GW by 2035.
Principle Power is making a case for use of its floating foundation WindFloat off the coast of Massachusetts in locations where water depths at lease areas exceed the 50-metre mark.
Bay State Wind, a partnership between Ørsted (DONG Energy) and Eversource developing the Bay State Wind offshore wind farm offshore Massachusetts, has opened an office in New Bedford.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind opened its Massachusetts office at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal on Friday, 10 February.
Massachusetts State Representatives Sean Garballey and Marjorie Decker, and State Senator Jamie Eldridge have filed a bill that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind by 2035. The bill, An Act to transition Massachusetts to 100 per cent renewable energy, would require the state […]
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will host public information meetings to discuss recent and upcoming planning and assessment activities related to future offshore wind projects in federal waters off Massachusetts. Topics will include an overview of the state's new energy […]
DONG Energy, Deepwater Wind and OffshoreMW have signed a Letter of Intent with the state of Massachusetts to lease the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as a staging and deployment location for future offshore wind projects.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the new energy legislation which calls for development of 1,600MW of offshore wind capacity by 2027 into law on Monday, 8 August. An Act Relative to Energy Diversity (H. 4568) requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 2,800MW of offshore wind and hydro energy in the next decade. “Massachusetts […]
A coming Massachusetts energy bill is expected to include regulations supporting the development of the Bay State's vast offshore wind potential, state Senate President Stan Rosenberg said during a public forum on offshore wind held at the University of Massachusetts. The omnibus bill should be submitted to the state Governor Charlie Baker by the end of July, and should encourage […]
The Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration is allocating USD 721,500 in grants to six academic institutions and labor organizations to establish workforce training and development programs to support the state’s offshore wind sector. The awards, which include USD 200,000 from Vineyard Wind’s Windward Workforce Fund, will be used to grow a workforce required to meet the needs […]
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 […]
The State of Massachusetts has set aside USD 700,000 to advance three studies relating to offshore wind development. The funds will be allocated to nine academic and research institutions across Massachusetts and it will support offshore wind research projects to identify industry workforce training and safety requirements; establish a multi-university partnership focused on innovation and driving down costs; and develop […]
The Massachusetts State Legislature on 1 August voted on and passed an energy bill which includes a requirement that utilities enter into long-term contract for 1,600MW of offshore wind power not later than 30 June, 2027. The Bill H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity will now go to the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, for his signature. The proposed offshore wind […]