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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 descending
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Governor Donald Carcieri Jul 26 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
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 Update on the Revised Draft Request for Interest (RFI) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Sep 8 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
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
Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) 2010-2012 Priority Issue Area Work Plans Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Dec 2 2010
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
Unsolicited Lease Request Areas Within the Area of Mutual Interest (AMI) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 10 2010
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- MA/RI Joint Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 10 2010
Goals for Offshore Renewable Energy and Request for Additional Information Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Dec 28 2010
Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 Massachusetts Legislature Dec 29 2010
Offshore Massachusetts- Request for Interest (RFI) [Docket No. BOEM 2010-0063] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 29 2010
Massachusetts Request for Interest (RFI) Area Map US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Dec 29 2010
Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC)- Large Blade Testing Facility Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Feb 2 2011
Cape Wind Energy Project Construction & Operations Plan (COP) (redacted) Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 4 2011
Massachusetts 2011 State Profile ISO New England Feb 4 2011
Offshore Massachusetts- Request for Interest (RFI); Reopening of the Comment Period [Docket No. BOEM-2010-0063] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mar 17 2011
The 80 Percent Challenge: A Survey of Climate Change Opinion and Action in Massachusetts Barr Foundation Apr 1 2011
Cape Wind Energy Project Environmental Assessment (EA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 18 2011
Record of Decision (ROD) Cape Wind Energy Project, Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket Sound US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 20 2011
Offshore Massachusetts- Request for Interest (RFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2010-0063] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 22 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- RI/MA Renewable Energy Task Force- Welcome & Introductions US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) May 2 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- RI/MA Joint Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) May 2 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- RI/MA Renewable EnergyTask Force- Next Steps: BOEMRE Environmental Review Process US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) May 2 2011
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
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- RI/MA Renewable Energy Task Force- Teleconference US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jun 3 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force- Welcome & Introductions US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jun 7 2011

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