The SouthCoast Wind project could have significant impacts on marine mammals, fisheries and navigation, according to a draft environmental impact statement.
Two major offshore wind power developers are warning again of economic problems with projects off the New York and New England coasts.
Massachusetts regulators denied Avangrid’s request to back out of PPAs for the 1,200-MW Commonwealth Wind project it committed to build off the state’s coast.
Wind power development off the Northeast U.S. coast continued to advance in 2022, with New York especially seeing a "banner year," according to an OSW advocate.
Negotiations will continue on two Massachusetts offshore wind projects that developers have declared financially unviable.
Massachusetts regulators have rejected developers’ requests to pause the review of their power purchase agreements for two planned offshore wind projects.
Avangrid declared the Commonwealth Wind project is no longer financially viable, potentially delaying the effort to site wind power off Massachusetts' coast.
By moving the interconnection point for its 804-MW OSW facility in Massachusetts, Mayflower says it can lock in a price of $70.26/MWh for the project.
Sen. Mike Barrett is concerned that removing the OSW procurement price cap would open Massachusetts to higher project prices seen in neighboring states.
Massachusetts chose two offshore wind projects totaling 1,600 MW, potentially bringing the state's offshore wind total to 3,200 MW.
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