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  • 29 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 4 November 2011

    Cape Wind produced a new report today entitled, ‘Cape Wind & Massachusetts – Creating Jobs and Providing Clean Power to Massachusetts’. This new report details how Cape Wind can uniquely deliver large scale clean energy benefits to Massachusetts, create jobs and enhance energy security and reliability. Half of Cape Wind’s power has already been sold […]

  • 26 May 2016

    Commenting on the new Massachusetts bill seeking to increase the amount of renewable energy, Massachusetts Sierra Club said more is needed from the bill to deliver benefits to the state’s residents.  “While there is some good in this bill, there are still major improvements needed to deliver benefits to Massachusetts residents: doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard, […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Training & Education

    BOEM will hold a Rhode Island and Massachusetts Joint Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on 16 May in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult welcomed the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offshore wind industry leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States to London today to discuss the current and future state of the offshore wind industry, and how both countries could work more closely together. Governor Deval Patrick joined […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    New Bedford officials are fighting against a bill before the Massachusetts Legislature that could, according to them, threaten the plans city has in terms of offshore wind energy, writes the South Coast Today News portal. Namely, the bill would require Massachusetts utilities to collectively purchase 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy. Besides wind energy, both onshore […]

  • 27 May 2013

      Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts have promoted an anti-wind campaign in three Massachusetts newspapers on Thursday, writes State House News Service. Namely, those two business groups took full-page color ads in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Cape Cod Times, displaying words of warning and the phone […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center (PPC) has launched a new project which will monitor the offshore wind industry in the United States and analyze its economic development and workforce implications.

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a public seminar on 26 April in Sterling, Virginia, regarding the recently-announced proposed lease sale for a 390,000ha offshore wind energy area in Massachusetts.

  • 24 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has awarded $535,000 grant to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s New England Marine Renewable Energy Center, according to Cape Cod Times. The aim of this grant is to develop ocean energy technology offshore Massachusetts in a 27-square-mile technology test zone. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth researchers also want to build a multi-use […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    US Department of Interior has announced the proposed lease sale for two additional areas offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing, totalling nearly 390,000 acres.

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed area is the largest in federal waters and will nearly double the federal offshore acreage […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

    The deployment of 1,600MW of offshore wind is estimated to generate a total economic impact of between USD 1.4 billion to USD 2.1 billion in Massachusetts, according to a report by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has been selected as the winner of the 800MW offshore wind Request For Proposals in Massachusetts.

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    World’s leading offshore wind developer DONG Energy has officially opened its U.S. headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • 12 July 2018
    Training & Education

    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.

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    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 […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has awarded Ramboll Environ and team partners a contract to study untapped offshore wind energy potential within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • 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. […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Anbaric Development Partners (ADP) the rights to solicit customers and sell transmission rights to a 2GW–2.4GW offshore wind transmission system in southern New England called the Massachusetts Ocean Grid. ADP will offer its offshore grid to developers that currently hold federal offshore wind leases as well as to those that are yet to obtain them.

  • 25 November 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Patrick and the Commonwealth […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has applied for federal and state construction permits with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to construct a 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    A Massachusetts energy plan containing a requirement that utilities contract for approximately 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 would position the state as a national leader in offshore wind, allowing it to capture first-mover economic advantages, according to a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). If the state positions itself as a leader in […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), working with AWS Truepower of Albany, New York, has installed a WINDCUBE vertical profiling lidar at WHOI’s Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO), located two miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in the Outer Continental Shelf. Funding for the installation was provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) as part […]

  • 24 July 2014

      Local communities are set to benefit from offshore wind development in Massachusetts’ waters, writes South Coast Today news site. This is the first time the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) will include community benefit agreements (CBA) in an offshore wind energy lease auction. The 5 percent credit will be given to developers who […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities

    The Massachusetts distribution companies have jointly submitted a request for approval of a new request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy generation to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The new RFP was developed by the distribution companies in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and in consultation with the Massachusetts Attorney […]