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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/Sponsor Datesort ascending
Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) 2010-2012 Priority Issue Area Work Plans Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Dec 2 2010
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
Approved National Grid-Cape Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) (DPU 10-54) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Nov 22 2010
Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf- Cape Wind Associates, LLC [Renewable Energy Lease No. OCS-A-0478] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Oct 6 2010
Massachusetts Update on the Revised Draft Request for Interest (RFI) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 8 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
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
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Governor Donald Carcieri Jul 26 2010
Report to the New England Governors on Coordinated Renewable Procurement New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) Jul 12 2010
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
Order Adopting Emergency Regulations (DPU 10-58) Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Jun 9 2010
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the US Department of Interior (DOI) and Atlantic Coast States to Create an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium US Department of Interior (DOI); States of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina Jun 8 2010
Proposed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) between National Grid and Cape Wind Associates, LLC (DPU 10-54) National Grid Jun 4 2010
Cape Wind Energy Project Environmental Assessment (EA) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 28 2010
Response to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) US Department of the Interior (DOI) Apr 28 2010
Record of Decision (ROD) Cape Wind Energy Project, Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket Sound US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 28 2010
Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) Issuance of Lease for Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Apr 28 2010
A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts' Clean Energy Leadership Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Apr 22 2010
Termination of NHPA Section 106 Consultation for the Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Mar 1 2010
Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Mar 1 2010
New England 2030 Power System Study/2009 Economic Study: Scenario Analysis of Renewable Resource Development- Report to the New England Governors New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) Feb 26 2010
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA)- Cape Wind Associates, LLC Construction and Operations Plan (COP) [Renewable Energy Lease OCS-A-0478] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Feb 20 2010
Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 8 2010
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
Notice of Availability (NOA) of Revised Section 106 Finding for the Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project [Docket MMS-2010-OMM-0002] US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 25 2010
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised)- Cape Wind Energy Project US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jan 21 2010
Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Jan 1 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

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