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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
Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development US Department of the Interior Jan 29 2015
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
Inventory of Existing and Proposed Offshore Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) May 26 2006
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
Jon Mitchell Remarks Concerning HN 3698 Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Apr 8 2014
Lease Auction Results Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 31 2013
Legal Process and Lessons from the Cape Wind Project Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal Jul 1 2013
Litigation History of Cape Wind Cape Wind May 2 2014
Long-Tailed Duck Report Winter 2005-2006 Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 15 2006
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016
Mass Audubon Position on Cape Wind Mass Audubon Aug 6 2013
Massachusetts 2011 State Profile ISO New England Feb 4 2011
Massachusetts Call Area US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Massachusetts Call Area (with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Nautical Chart background) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 3 2012
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 Massachusetts Legislature Dec 29 2010
Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report Massachusetts Legislature Nov 1 2011
Massachusetts House Passes An Act To Promote Energy Diversity Massachusetts House of Representatives Jun 10 2016
Massachusetts House Passes Energy Bill for 1600 MW of Offshore Wind Massachusetts Legislature Aug 1 2016
Massachusetts Issues RFP for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects Massachusetts DOER, Unitil, National Grid, Eversource Energy Jun 29 2017
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 Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS): Online Mapping Tool Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM); Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS); SeaPlan; Applied Science Associates (ASA)
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Costs Lower Than Projected University of Delaware Mar 15 2016
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports and Infrastructure Assessment Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Oct 24 2017
Massachusetts Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning for Commercial Wind Leasing US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 21 2012
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
Massachusetts Request for Interest (RFI) Area Map US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 29 2010

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