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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

Titlesort descending Source/Sponsor Date
Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 7 2009
DONG Energy Acquires RES America Lease Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 12 2015
DONG Energy to Take Over Massachusetts Offshore Wind Lease North American Windpower Apr 8 2015
Draft Determination for the Proposed South Terminal Project US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Jul 6 2012
Economic Impact Analysis of the Cape Wind Offshore Renewable Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Apr 2 2003
Economic Impact of Offshore Wind in Rhode Island Deepwater Wind Jul 9 2013
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scope of Work- Cape Wind US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Executive Summary of Cape Wind Draft EIS/EIR/DRI US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Existing and Potential Ocean-Based Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure in Massachusetts Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Jun 26 2006
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
Final Decision (Part One)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Final Decision (Part Three)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Final Decision (Part Two)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 11 2005
Final Decision- Cape Wind Certificate of Environmental Impact and Public Interest (EFSB 07-8) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 27 2009
Final Decision- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2A/D.T.E. 02-53) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 1 2008
Final EIR Underwater Noise Analysis Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 28 2006
Final General Conformity Determination- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Dec 23 2009
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
Final Sale Notice of Wind Energy Area Leases Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2013
Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) Issuance of Lease for Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 28 2010
Fiscal Terms and Auction Format US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 8 2012
Fisheries Data Report South of Tuckernuck Area Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 28 2006
Goals for Offshore Renewable Energy and Request for Additional Information Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Dec 28 2010
Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray Break Ground On New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Jun 13 2013
Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
Habitat Classification Feasibility Study for Coastal and Marine Environments in Massachusetts Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Oct 9 2007
HD 3217 An Act to Promote Energy Diversity Rep. Patricia Haddad Jan 16 2015

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