Vineyard Wind confirmed that it has submitted a set of commercial large-scale offshore wind proposals to Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs), as part of the commonwealths’ second Section 83C procurement for clean energy generation and transmission.
The proposals include a required 400-MW option and two options for development of an 800 MW project.
“Vineyard Wind is very excited to submit these proposals, which offer significant job creation and port infrastructure investment opportunity for the region, while ensuring an attractive, fixed price for electric ratepayers,” said Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind.
The proposed project, referred to as Vineyard Wind 2, would be built in Vineyard Wind’s lease area, and located south of the Vineyard Wind 1 project. The design for Vineyard Wind 2 features turbines in rows aligned in an east-west direction, with spacing of one nautical mile between turbines.
“We look forward to announcing additional details on this exciting project in the weeks ahead,” added Pedersen.
Bay State Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has also submitted its proposal in response to the commonwealth’s second Request for Proposals for offshore wind energy generation.