Massachusetts

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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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Inventory of Existing and Proposed Offshore Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) May 26 2006
Cape Wind Seabed Scour Control Mat (SSCS) Installation- Field Report Revised Cape Wind Associates, LLC May 25 2006
Supplemental Marine Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of Revised Layout Offshore Project Area- Cape Wind Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jan 26 2006
Resolution 29-3 Concerning Oceans Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) Aug 29 2005
MEPA Notice of Project Change- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jun 30 2005
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scope of Work- Cape Wind US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Executive Summary of Cape Wind Draft EIS/EIR/DRI US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Final Decision (Part One)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Final Decision (Part Three)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Final Decision (Part Two)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Cape Wind Project (EOEA #12643) Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 3 2005
Technical Report- Appendix 5.10-F Visual Impact Assessment of Multiple Historic Properties- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jun 21 2004
The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Technical Report Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 19 2004
Waves of Change: The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Report and Recommendations Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 19 2004
Cape Wind Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Diver Survey Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jul 15 2003
Economic Impact Analysis of the Cape Wind Offshore Renewable Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Apr 2 2003
Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Cape Wind Project (EOEA #12643) Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Apr 22 2002
Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS): Online Mapping Tool Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM); Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS); SeaPlan; Applied Science Associates (ASA)
Massachusetts- Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Northeast Ocean Data Portal Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC)

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