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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

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort ascending
Congressional delegations letter of support of federal policy driven by rigorous scientific research in Gulf of Maine. Essential Energy and Environment News E&E News Jan 31 2022
Bill H.4348 - An Act advancing offshore wind and clean energy House of Representatives Jan 24 2022
Federal Revenue and Economic Impacts from BOEM Offshore Wind Leasing American Clean Power Dec 1 2021
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mayflower Wind Project on the Northeast Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Federal Register Nov 1 2021
Threading a Moving needle: The Spatial Dimensions Characterizing US Offshore Wind Policy Drivers Elsevier Aug 19 2021
Extreme wind shear eventsin US offshore wind energy areas and the role of induced stratification EAWE Aug 10 2021
Power Sector, Supply Chain, Jobs, and Emissions Implications of 30 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Power by 2030 NREL Aug 1 2021
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project Federal Register Jun 25 2021
Vineyard Wind COP Approval Letter BOEM May 1 2021
An Act to provide for the investment in and expansion of the offshore wind industry in the Commonwealth Commonwealth of Massachusetts Feb 15 2021
SARAL-AltiKa Wind and Significant Wave Height for Offshore Wind Energy Applications in the New England Region Remote Sensing Jan 13 2021
Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Rhode Island And Massachusetts BOEM Jan 16 2020
U.S. Offshore Wind Finance and Insurance Forum The Business Network for Offshore Wind Feb 27 2019
The Vineyard Wind Power Purchase Agreement: Insights for Estimating Costs of U.S. Offshore Wind Projects National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Feb 26 2019
Vineyard Wind-NGO Agreement Vineyard Wind, LLC, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Conservation Law Foundation Jan 22 2019
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND POWER: AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Aug 1 2018
2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center May 1 2018
BOEM Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Massachusetts BOEM Apr 11 2018
BOEM Announces NOI for Vineyard Wind COP Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 30 2018
Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization Report NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance Nov 2 2017
U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind Report NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance Nov 2 2017
U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance Nov 2 2017
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports and Infrastructure Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Oct 24 2017
Tilting At Windmills: The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Oct 2 2017
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
Massachusetts RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Generation Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Jun 29 2017