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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State Resources

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$700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Oct 20 2011
2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center May 1 2018
220 CMR 17.00 et seq. Long Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 08-88, Attachment A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Mar 6 2009
220 CMR 17.00 et seq. Long Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 08-88-A, Attachment A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 9 2010
A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts' Clean Energy Leadership Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Apr 22 2010
A Resolution Directing the New England State Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to Implement a Work Plan for the Competitive Coordinated Procurement of Regional Renewable Power New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 30 2012
A Resolution Endorsing the Continued Investigation into the Potential for Coordinated Regional Renewable Power Procurement New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 11 2011
Advancing Ocean Planning in the Northeast Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Jan 27 2012
Agenda for Stakeholder Meeting on November 5, 2008 (DPU 08-88) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Oct 29 2008
Agreement for New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Sep 6 2016
Analysis of Effects of Wind Turbine Generator Pile Array for the Alternative Site of the Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 18 2006
Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Apr 1 2013
Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 8 2010
Appendix 3.8-B: Cape Wind Energy Project Draft Fisheries Report Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 5 2006
Appendix 3.9-B: Potential Impacts to Predator-Prey Relationships as a Result of the Proposed Cape Wind Project in Nantucket Sound Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 12 2006
Approved National Grid-Cape Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) (DPU 10-54) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Nov 22 2010
Approved Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 10-58) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Aug 27 2010
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 1 2013
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
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
Biological Assessment- Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 16 2008
BOEM Announces NOI for Vineyard Wind COP Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 30 2018
BOEM Approves Bay State Wind Site Assessment Plan for Massachusetts North American Wind Power Jul 20 2017
BOEM Issues Final SEIS on Massachusetts' Cape Wind Energy Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 4 2017
BOEM Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force Teleconference US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Oct 17 2011
BOEM Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Massachusetts BOEM Apr 11 2018
Building Bridges to Growth: A Roadmap for Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), John Adams Innovation Institute Nov 28 2011
Burea of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Rhode Island and Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 8 2012
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force- Welcome & Introductions US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jun 7 2011

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