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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
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014
HD 3217 An Act to Promote Energy Diversity Rep. Patricia Haddad Jan 16 2015
Proposed Amendment to H.R. 3219 Concerning Funding of Cape Wind Energy Project Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio Jul 20 2017
Legal Process and Lessons from the Cape Wind Project Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal Jul 1 2013
Siemens Signs Contract for Cape Wind Turbines Siemens Dec 23 2013
Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Jan 20 2015
Cape Wind Final EIS U.S. Department of Energy Dec 1 2012
Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion United States District Court District of Massachusetts May 2 2014
Massachusetts Utilities File Initial RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy Generation Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy Apr 28 2017
Massachusetts Utilities File Revised RFP for 400 MW of Offshore Wind Energy Generation Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy May 5 2017
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Costs Lower Than Projected University of Delaware Mar 15 2016
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scope of Work- Cape Wind US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Executive Summary of Cape Wind Draft EIS/EIR/DRI US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) May 12 2005
Statoil Unsolicited Lease Requests for Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Apr 17 2017
PNE Wind USA Unsolicited Lease Request Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 30 2016
DONG Energy Acquires RES America Lease Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 12 2015
Rhode Island & Massachusetts Area Identification- Wind Energy Area (WEA) (with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Nautical Chart background) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 22 2012
Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts- Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Jun 29 2012
Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts- Announcement of Area Identification US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 24 2012
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
Rhode Island & Massachusetts Area Identification- Wind Energy Area (WEA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 22 2012
Massachusetts Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning for Commercial Wind Leasing US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 21 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0097] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 6 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0116] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 6 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0097] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 30 2012
Wind Energy Planning Areas- Massachusetts to Virginia US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Feb 10 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0097] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Apr 26 2012
Offshore Massachusetts- Announcement of Area Identification US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) May 30 2012
Fiscal Terms and Auction Format US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 8 2012

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