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  • 21 December 2017
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    After Vineyard Wind and Avangrid Renewables announced they filed an offer in response to the Request for Proposals by Massachusetts utilities, Bay State Wind (a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource) and Deepwater Wind informed they proposed to deliver electricity generated by their offshore wind projects to Massachusetts consumers under the 83C solicitation.

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Offshore wind developers with projects in the U.S. waters off Massachusetts have submitted their bids in response to a call made in June 2017, under which five of the state’s utilities have been seeking to procure a total of 400MW of offshore wind generation, with bidders allowed to offer up to approximately 800MW. The closing date for submitting proposals is today, 20 December.

  • 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.

  • 12 May 2016

    Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program.  The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities

    A federal appellate court has overturned a lower court ruling to dismiss a lawsuit against purchase power between Massachusetts’ utility and Cape Wind offshore wind energy project. In May, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns ruled against an allegation that the state illegally pressured a utility company to buy power from the $2.6 billion offshore […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Mark Rodgers has handed in his notice last week, after 13 years and 2 months of being Cape Wind’s Communications Director, Cape Cod Times informs. Even though media adds this move to a chain of setbacks that the project has experienced lately, Rodgers said that he is only taking the next step in his communication career. “My […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Developers of the Cape Wind project have notified Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) that they are letting go of the lease for a marine terminal in New Bedford. The decision came after Cape Wind was asked by MassCEC to give the center an opportunity to make the best out of the terminal space this year, since […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Head of Deepwater Wind, Jeff Grybowski, appeared before Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission to give an update about the wind project offshore Block Island, according to Providence Journal. The company is developing a USD 225 million project comprising five Alstom’s 6 MW turbines that will produce enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. Grybowski revealed the […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Even though the Cape Wind project, the first proposed offshore wind farm in the U.S., is fully permitted and nearing completion of the project financing phase, its opponents are putting their last efforts into preventing the installation of wind turbines off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Opponents of the Cape Wind project have filed a brief with the U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine has announced a $200,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the New Bedford Economic Development Corporation, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The grant will support the creation of an advanced port development and redevelopment plan that will guide the city as it works […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian Cables and Systems USA has been awarded the contract for the eventual supply of the inter-array and export power cables for the Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm, while Caldwell Marine International has been awarded the contract for the installation of the project’s underwater cables. The onshore transmission cables would be manufactured by Prysmian at […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    After the news that Cape Wind offshore project will get a further USD 600 million from Denmark, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) yesterday released the following statement: Today’s announcement is another example of Cape Wind’s reliance on conditional foreign investments.  The high priced and controversial project has yet to receive any U.S. financing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) has reported continued strong fundraising for this past year. According to APNS in 2012 a revenue of nearly $2.1 million was reported. Read the APNS results below: Revenue of nearly $2.1 million was reported in 2012, stable with 2011 levels and up 17 percent since 2010. Of the […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The following is a statement of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS), released after the news that the biggest utilities in Massachusetts have signed long-term contracts to buy 565 MW of electricity from wind farms in Maine and New Hampshire at prices competitive with conventional sources: The announcement today that Massachusetts utilities will be […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind has been faced with a new foe. Namely, a newly formed group called the New England Ratepayers Association has written to the United States Department of Energy to disapprove Cape Wind’s USD 300 million loan guarantee which will, as NERA believes, stop Cape Wind development, writes the Union Leader. In his letter, Marc […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Completing a financing milestone, Cape Wind has signed a term sheet to engage The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) as its Coordinating Lead Arranger of the commercial bank portion of the total debt financing for the 468-megawatt offshore wind farm. The announcement finalizing this selection follows remarks by Cape Wind President Jim Gordon at a […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    At the end of 2012, New England’s first two offshore wind projects, Cape Wind and the Block Island Wind Farm, each moved steps closer to fruition. Maine’s efforts to stimulate an offshore wind industry comprised of floating wind turbines took several key steps forward, while Statoil, developer of the first planned pilot-scale floating project, awaits […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Authorities

    After almost a decade of public hearings on the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, the last one was held on Wednesday before utility regulators in Boston. However, according to CapeCodOnline news site, only the official part is over, since disagreements and discussions on that matter are still very intense. At the hearing, president and CEO […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Training & Education

    At Quest on Wednesday, April 18, Brittany Gibbons will display and talk about the computer-generated maps she has spent the academic year developing for offshore wind power—not for Lake Ontario off Oswego, but for the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to New Jersey. Ocean-based wind power “has just been a growing source of interest,” said […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    NStar and Northeast Utilities on Wednesday said Massachusetts regulators can’t force them to buy power from the Cape Wind offshore wind farm… By Jay Lindsay  (Associated Press) [mappress] Source: Associated Press, October 13, 2011