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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
Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray Break Ground On New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Jun 13 2013
MassCEC Solicits Bids for New Bedford Marine Terminal Construction Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Dec 11 2012
New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Brochure Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Jun 1 2014
RFP for Offshore Wind Transmission Project Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Nov 21 2013
Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Federal Approval of Offshore Wind Deployment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Nov 18 2012
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports and Infrastructure Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Oct 24 2017
2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center May 1 2018
MassCEC Awards Contract to Study Offshore Wind Potential Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Feb 14 2017
Agreement for New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Sep 6 2016
$700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Jan 1 2010
2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Oct 20 2011
A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts' Clean Energy Leadership Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Apr 22 2010
Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC)- Large Blade Testing Facility Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 2 2011
Port and Infrastructure Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development- Appendix A. Marine Vessels for Construction and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 1 2010
Port and Infrastructure Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Development Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 1 2010
Massachusetts RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Generation Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Jun 29 2017
Massachusetts Renewable Energy Porfolio Standard (RPS)- Class I (225 CMR 14.00) Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Dec 20 2011
Massachusetts Renewable Energy Potential Final Report Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER); Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Aug 6 2008
Proposed Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 09-77) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Dec 29 2009
National Grid- Cape Wind Proposed Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contract (DPU 09-138) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Dec 29 2009
Approved National Grid-Cape Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) (DPU 10-54) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Nov 22 2010
220 CMR 17.00 et seq. Long Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 08-88, Attachment A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Mar 6 2009
Order Adopting Emergency Regulations (DPU 10-58) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 9 2010
Order Adopting Regulations to Implement the Provisions on Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy from An Act Relative to Green Communities (DPU 08-88-A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 12 2009
Agenda for Stakeholder Meeting on November 5, 2008 (DPU 08-88) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Oct 29 2008
Order Opening a Rulemaking to Implement the Provisions on Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy from An Act Relative to Green Communities (DPU 08-88) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Mar 6 2009
Interlocutory Order on: (1) Motion of the Alliance To Protect Nantucket Sound to Reopen the Record; and (2) Motion of Cape Wind Associates, LLC to Strike (DPU 10-54-A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) May 9 2011
Interlocutory Order on: (1) Motion of the Alliance To Protect Nantucket Sound to Reopen the Record; and (2) Motion of the Attorney General to Strike (DPU 10-54) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Nov 22 2010

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