Massachusetts House Passes Energy Bill for 1600 MW of Offshore Wind
Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities
Beginning on or before June 30, 2016 all local governments, towns, counties and municipal aggregators within the Commonwealth shall be allowed to enter into long-term, power purchase contracts, up to 20 years, with renewable energy projects of the community’s choice, on behalf of all residents of the community “Community Empowerment”. Business and municipalities are not required to participate but could be given the option to opt-in or opt-out.
Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development
BOEM held the nation’s 4th competitive lease sale for potential offshore wind development offshore Massachusetts. Two lease areas were awarded to RES America Developments, Inc. and Offshore MW LLC, respectively.