Massachusetts enacted a law in 2016 for the state to procure 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind by 2027. This move led to the beginning of competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) for long-term offshore wind energy contracts. Vineyard Wind won the 800 MW project under the first RFP organised in 2017/18. The second RFP, organised in 2019/20, also for for an 800 MW project, was won by Mayflower Wind. The two projects were successful in reducing carbon emissions by 3.36 million tons, and they created more than 9,000 jobs.
At a recent conference organised by Global Transmission, Bruce K. Carlisle, Managing Director Offshore Wind, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), spoke about offshore wind development in the state. Check out his full presentation to know more about the developments in the offshore wind sector in Massachusetts.