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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Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
Termination of NHPA Section 106 Consultation for the Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Mar 1 2010
New England 2030 Power System Study/2009 Economic Study: Scenario Analysis of Renewable Resource Development- Report to the New England Governors New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) Feb 26 2010
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA)- Cape Wind Associates, LLC Construction and Operations Plan (COP) [Renewable Energy Lease OCS-A-0478] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Feb 20 2010
Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 8 2010
Port and Infrastructure Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development- Appendix A. Marine Vessels for Construction and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 1 2010
Port and Infrastructure Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 1 2010
Notice of Availability (NOA) of Revised Section 106 Finding for the Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project [Docket MMS-2010-OMM-0002] US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 25 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised)- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 21 2010
Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Jan 1 2010
Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan- Volume 1 Management and Administration Massachusetts Legislature Dec 31 2009
Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan- Volume 2 Baseline Assessment and Science Framework Massachusetts Legislature Dec 31 2009
Proposed Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 09-77) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Dec 29 2009
National Grid- Cape Wind Proposed Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contract (DPU 09-138) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Dec 29 2009
Final General Conformity Determination- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 23 2009
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Among National Grid, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Cape Wind Associates National Grid Dec 3 2009
Technical Requirements for Wind Generation Interconnection and Integration Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Nov 3 2009
New England Governors' Renewable Energy Blueprint New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Sep 15 2009
Order Adopting Regulations to Implement the Provisions on Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy from An Act Relative to Green Communities (DPU 08-88-A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 12 2009
Final Decision- Cape Wind Certificate of Environmental Impact and Public Interest (EFSB 07-8) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 27 2009
Policy Recommendations for Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders on Transmission and Offshore Wind Development Governors John Baldacci (ME); James Douglas (VT); John Lynch (NH); Deval Patrick (MA); Donald Carcieri (RI); David Paterson (NY); Jon Corzine (NJ); Jack Markell (DE); Martin O'Malley (MD); Timothy Kaine (VA) May 4 2009
Wind Energy in Massachusetts: 2,000 MW by 2020 Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Apr 28 2009
Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 7 2009
Order Opening a Rulemaking to Implement the Provisions on Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy from An Act Relative to Green Communities (DPU 08-88) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Mar 6 2009
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
Cape Wind Energy Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 23 2009
US Coast Guard (USCG) Assessment of Potential Impacts to Marine Navigation Safety- Cape Wind Energy Project US Coast Guard (USCG) Jan 13 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (FAE) (Revised)- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 22 2008
Agenda for Stakeholder Meeting on November 5, 2008 (DPU 08-88) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Oct 29 2008
Chapter 298 of the Acts of 2008- Global Warming Solutions Act Massachusetts Legislature Aug 7 2008

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