Massachusetts

State Profile

Massachusetts has the largest technical offshore wind potential by wind speed, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Two BOEM commercial wind energy leases were auctioned in 2015, one to OffshoreMW, LLC and the other to RES America Developments, Inc. The latter has sold its development rights to DONG Energy.

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BOEM Issues Final SEIS on Massachusetts' Cape Wind Energy Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 4 2017
North Atlantic Right Whale Occurrence in Offshore WEAs near MA and RI Endangered Species Research Jul 28 2017
Tourist Viewshed Externalities and Wind Energy Production Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Jul 28 2017
BOEM Approves Bay State Wind Site Assessment Plan for Massachusetts North American Wind Power Jul 20 2017
Proposed Amendment to H.R. 3219 Concerning Funding of Cape Wind Energy Project Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio Jul 20 2017
Will Communities "open-up" to Offshore Wind? Energy Research & Social Science Jun 29 2017
Massachusetts Issues RFP for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects Massachusetts DOER, Unitil, National Grid, Eversource Energy Jun 29 2017
Massachusetts Utilities File Revised RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy Generation Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy May 5 2017
Massachusetts Utilities File Initial RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy Generation Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy Apr 28 2017
Statoil Unsolicited Lease Requests for Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Apr 17 2017
Cape Wind Draft Supplemental EIS Available for Comment BOEM Mar 30 2017
MassCEC Awards Contract to Study Offshore Wind Potential Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Feb 14 2017
PNE Wind USA Unsolicited Lease Request Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 30 2016
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016
Agreement for New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Sep 6 2016
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
$700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
Press Release on Governor Baker Signing Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation Office of the Governor of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
Massachusetts House Passes Energy Bill for 1600 MW of Offshore Wind Massachusetts Legislature Aug 1 2016
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility V. Abigail Hopper, US BOEM US Court of Appeals Jul 6 2016
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
Massachusetts Senate Passes Energy Bill for 2 GW of Offshore Wind Power Massachusetts Senate Jul 1 2016
Massachusetts House Passes An Act To Promote Energy Diversity Massachusetts House of Representatives Jun 10 2016
Cape Wind Associates Denied a Request to Extend Permit for Power Lines Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board Mar 29 2016
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Costs Lower Than Projected University of Delaware Mar 15 2016
DONG Energy Acquires RES America Lease Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 12 2015
DONG Energy to Take Over Massachusetts Offshore Wind Lease North American Windpower Apr 8 2015
Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development US Department of the Interior Jan 29 2015
Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Jan 20 2015

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