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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/Sponsorsort descending Date
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Investigation- Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 24 2006
Summary of Plan Materials- Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 3 2006
Supplemental Marine Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of Revised Layout Offshore Project Area- Cape Wind Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jan 26 2006
MEPA Notice of Project Change- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jun 30 2005
Technical Report- Appendix 3.11-C: Visual Impact Assessment of Multiple Historic Properties- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 25 2006
Economic Impact Analysis of the Cape Wind Offshore Renewable Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Apr 2 2003
Tern Observations Near Monomoy Island August 28-31, 2006 Cape Wind Associates, LLC Dec 8 2006
Comparison of Cape Wind Scientific Data Tower Wind Speed Data with ISO New England List of Top Ten Electric Demand Days Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jul 2 2007
Final EIR Underwater Noise Analysis Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 28 2006
Study on Suitable Harbors for Offshore Wind Traffic Clarendon Hill Consulting Oct 1 2013
Cape Wind Associates Denied a Request to Extend Permit for Power Lines Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board Mar 29 2016
Resolution 29-3 Concerning Oceans Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) Aug 29 2005
Massachusetts- Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Economic Impact of Offshore Wind in Rhode Island Deepwater Wind Jul 9 2013
North Atlantic Right Whale Occurrence in Offshore WEAs near MA and RI Endangered Species Research Jul 28 2017
Will Communities "open-up" to Offshore Wind? Energy Research & Social Science Jun 29 2017
Oil Spill Probability Analysis for the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound ESS Group; Applied Science Associates, Inc. (ASA) Sep 11 2006
Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aug 15 2012
VFR Traffic Analysis for the Proposed Horseshoe Shoal Wind Farm Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Jul 19 2012
H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Governor Donald Carcieri Jul 26 2010
Policy Recommendations for Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders on Transmission and Offshore Wind Development Governors John Baldacci (ME); James Douglas (VT); John Lynch (NH); Deval Patrick (MA); Donald Carcieri (RI); David Paterson (NY); Jon Corzine (NJ); Jack Markell (DE); Martin O'Malley (MD); Timothy Kaine (VA) May 4 2009
Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
Final Report: New England Wind Integration Study (NEWIS) Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Dec 5 2010
Final Report: New England Wind Integration Study (NEWIS)- Executive Summary Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Dec 5 2010
Technical Assessment of Onshore and Offshore Wind Generation Potential in New England Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) May 1 2007
Technical Requirements for Wind Generation Interconnection and Integration Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Nov 3 2009
New England Electricity Scenario Analysis Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE) Aug 2 2007
Massachusetts 2011 State Profile ISO New England Feb 4 2011
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND POWER: AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Aug 1 2018