1,500- and 3,200-ton substations for offshore wind projects are being sailed from Texas and Denmark, respectively, for the New England coast.
Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility, is piling on to calls for winter help from the federal government.
The federal government is standing ready to help New England with fuel supply and grid reliability this winter, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
New England governors asked Secretary Granholm to consider waiving the Jones Act for LNG imports and tapping the Northeast oil reserve for heat this winter.
Meeting the Biden administration’s 30-GW offshore wind goal by 2030 will require investment to spur construction of wind turbine installation vessels.
The needs of European Offshore Wind developers will constrain availability severely for wind turbine installation vessels that could serve the U.S. market.
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