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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
Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) on its own Motion commencing a Rulemaking (DPU 10-58-A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Aug 20 2010
Joint Petition for Approval of Merger between NSTAR and Northeast Utilities [D.P.U. 10-170-b] Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Apr 4 2012
220 CMR 17.00 et seq. Long Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 08-88-A, Attachment A) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 9 2010
Approved Timetable and Method of Solicitation and Execution of Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 10-58) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Aug 27 2010
Massachusetts Issues RFP for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects Massachusetts DOER, Unitil, National Grid, Eversource Energy Jun 29 2017
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- 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 Decision- Cape Wind Certificate of Environmental Impact and Public Interest (EFSB 07-8) Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) May 27 2009
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
Wind Energy in Massachusetts: 2,000 MW by 2020 Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Apr 28 2009
Goals for Offshore Renewable Energy and Request for Additional Information Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Dec 28 2010
The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Technical Report Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 19 2004
Waves of Change: The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Report and Recommendations Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 19 2004
Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Cape Wind Project (EOEA #12643) Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 3 2005
Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Cape Wind Project (EOEA #12643) Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Apr 22 2002
Certificate of the Secretary of Environmental Affairs on the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Cape Wind Project (EOEA #12643) Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 29 2007
Massachusetts House Passes An Act To Promote Energy Diversity Massachusetts House of Representatives Jun 10 2016
Jon Mitchell Remarks Concerning HN 3698 Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Apr 8 2014
Chapter 298 of the Acts of 2008- Global Warming Solutions Act Massachusetts Legislature Aug 7 2008
Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008- Green Communities Act Massachusetts Legislature Jul 2 2008
Chapter 114 of the Acts of 2008- An Act Relative to Oceans Massachusetts Legislature Apr 28 2008
Recent Electricity Market Reforms in Massachusetts- A Report of Benefits and Costs Massachusetts Legislature Jul 12 2011
Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report Massachusetts Legislature Nov 1 2011
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 Massachusetts Legislature Dec 29 2010
Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan- Volume 1 Management and Administration Massachusetts Legislature Dec 31 2009
Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan- Volume 2 Baseline Assessment and Science Framework Massachusetts Legislature Dec 31 2009
Massachusetts House Passes Energy Bill for 1600 MW of Offshore Wind Massachusetts Legislature Aug 1 2016
Inventory of Existing and Proposed Offshore Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) May 26 2006
Habitat Classification Feasibility Study for Coastal and Marine Environments in Massachusetts Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Oct 9 2007

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