Mayflower Wind Energy, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America, has been chosen by Massachusetts for an 804-MW offshore wind farm, located 20 miles south of Nantucket. Mayflower Wind anticipates the project to begin production in 2025.
“Mayflower Wind is proud to have been selected to provide low cost renewable energy to Massachusetts,” said Mayflower Wind President John Hartnett. “Development of the Mayflower Wind project will contribute to the building of an offshore supply chain on the South Coast and across the Commonwealth, helping to launch a new clean, safe and innovative sector of our economy. We look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to ensure a safe and successful project.”
Mayflower Wind also has provided the same competitive pricing solution to Connecticut under its current procurement process for offshore wind, matching the objective of securing low cost renewable energy articulated in the state’s energy plan.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind congratulates Mayflower Wind on submitting the winning bid for the second Massachusetts offshore wind energy solicitation, joining Vineyard Wind 1 as an approved wind farm in the state.
“This is evidence that the U.S. offshore wind industry is becoming a mainstream clean energy source for U.S. coastal states, and the opportunity for the U.S.-based supply chain is only going to grow,” said Liz Burdock, CEO & President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “It also underscores that states’ energy procurement policies, like those of Massachusetts, are vital for the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy.”
The next steps are for Mayflower Wind and the state to negotiate the long-term power contracts by December 13, and for long-term contracts to be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval on January 10, 2020.
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