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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
Update to the Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on Lowering New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Mar 29 2012
US Coast Guard (USCG) Assessment of Potential Impacts to Marine Navigation Safety- Cape Wind Energy Project US Coast Guard (USCG) Jan 13 2009
VFR Traffic Analysis for the Proposed Horseshoe Shoal Wind Farm Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Jul 19 2012
Vineyard Wind COP Approval Letter BOEM May 1 2021
Vineyard Wind-NGO Agreement Vineyard Wind, LLC, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Conservation Law Foundation Jan 22 2019
Waves of Change: The Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Report and Recommendations Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) Mar 19 2004
Will Communities "open-up" to Offshore Wind? Energy Research & Social Science Jun 29 2017
Wind Energy in Massachusetts: 2,000 MW by 2020 Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Apr 28 2009
Wind Energy Planning Areas- Massachusetts to Virginia US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 10 2012
Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC)- Large Blade Testing Facility Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 2 2011