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2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Description: 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released the 2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment, which examines the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry.

This report presents the results of a comprehensive workforce and economic analysis that estimates the labor needs and economic impacts associated with the planning, construction, and maintenance of offshore wind (OSW) energy in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas (WEAs). Informed by the experience of the OSW industry’s emergence in Europe, dozens of in-depth interviews, and a detailed economic analysis, this report is designed to provide state and regional policymakers with actionable recommendations they can use to maximize the economic benefits of the emerging OSW industry for Massachusetts, its communities, and its workforce.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Massachusetts RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Generation

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Description: 
In coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the state’s investor-owned electric distribution companies (Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Co., d/b/a Unitil; Massachusetts Electric Co., d/b/a National Grid; Nantucket Electric Co., d/b/a National Grid; NSTAR Electric Co. d/b/a Eversource Energy; and Western Massachusetts Electric Co., d/b/a Eversource Energy) issued a joint RFP for 400 MW of offshore wind generation. 
 
Bids were received from Bay State Wind, Deepwater Wind, and Vineyard Wind. The bids can be viewed here.
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind Report

Source/Sponsor: 
NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance
Creator/Author: 
BVG Associates Limited
Description: 

The U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind report quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development and specifies the types of jobs to be created. A high market scenario of 8,000 megawatts by 2030 would yield a peak of over 16,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) baseline jobs in the U.S. in 2028, with baseline jobs being ones for which there are no compelling reasons why the work would not be performed by U.S. workers. The jobs most likely to be performed in the U.S. include project development and management, supply and installation of electrical substations and subsea cable, and wind farm operation and maintenance. Additional jobs are also possible, with manufacturing jobs seen as the sector with the greatest potential. When the additional jobs that have a high or medium probability of being performed in the U.S. are included, the number of U.S. jobs would climb to over 36,000 FTE annually between 2026 and 2028. A low market scenario of 4,000 megawatts would create roughly half as many baseline jobs as the high scenario and a smaller proportion of high or medium probability jobs. The high scenario would also trigger more investment in new factories and vessels in the US.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Creator/Author: 
Catherine Williams
Description: 

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $700,000 in funding for nine academic and research institutions across Massachusetts to advance studies relating to offshore wind development, building on the Commonwealth’s existing nation-leading offshore wind innovation activities. The funding will support three offshore wind research projects to identify industry workforce training and safety requirements; establish a multi-university partnership focused on innovation and driving down costs; and develop a new technique to monitor the structural health of wind blades. http://www.masscec.com/about-masscec/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-700000-funding-offshore-wind-research

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Publication Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2016
Resource Type: 
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BOEM Contracts for Tourism Study on Block Island Wind Farm

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island.
 
The intent of the project is to also provide:
  • The first available empirical data on the effects of a U.S. offshore wind farm on coastal recreation and tourism.
  • A suite of indicators that can be used to assess the potential effects of future offshore wind energy projects throughout the U.S.
  • A recommended subset of indicators that can be used to monitor the effects of the wind farm on Rhode Island’s recreation and tourism activities moving forward.

These three results will help BOEM plan for the installation and management of future offshore wind energy projects in federal waters. https://www.boem.gov/AT-16-x23/

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Resource Type: 
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SC Wind Energy Supply Chain Survey & Offshore Wind Economic Impact Study

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University, SC Coastal Conservation League
Description: 

The purpose is to assess the estimated economic impact of a 40 MW demonstration offshore wind farm off South Carolina, including electric rate impacts.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
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Presentation

Baltimore County Grant Application for Offshore Wind Assembly

Source/Sponsor: 
Baltimore County, Maryland
Creator/Author: 
Baltimore County, Maryland
Description: 

Baltimore County has applied for a $26 million federal grant to support infrastructure upgrades at the former Sparrows Point shipyard to accommodate assembly, fabrication and shipping for the offshore wind industry. 

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Publication Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
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Recommended Criteria and Process for the Evaluation and Selection of Offshore Wind Applications

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Public Service Commission Staff
Creator/Author: 
Levitan & Associates
Description: 

From the Introduction and Overview: "This report was prepared to make certain that the Commission's offshore wind procurement, evaluation, and selection process (i) is as fair, transparent, and workable as possible, (ii) leads to robust and competitive bids, and (iii) preserves the ratepayer protections defined in the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013."

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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document

Cape Wind Fact Sheet

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The BOEM provides a fact sheet on the Cape wind project. It provides a history of the project and details pertaining to production, location and fees

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document

Block Island Wind Farm Project Permit Press Release

Source/Sponsor: 
Deepwater Wind
Creator/Author: 
Deepwater Wind
Description: 

Deepwater Wind issues a press release announcing that it has received the first of two required major state environmental permits for its Block Island Wind Farm.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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