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Wind Project Public Hearing Monday in Hyannis

Filed in Energy, NEWS HEADLINES by on January 21, 2018 0 Comments • views: 604

The push to build a large scale wind farm in Nantucket Sound may be over, but another company hoping to be the first to construct an offshore wind farm in the United States is hoping to do so in federal waters about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 34 miles south of Cape Cod, and they’ll be talking about their plans to the public Monday night in Hyannis.

Vineyard Wind submitted a proposal in late December to construct a large, utility-scale wind energy project, with site construction to begin in 2019. It is one of three companies, including DONG Energy and Deepwater Wind, that hold long-term federal leases in waters south of the Vineyard.

Monday night, Vineyard Wind project officials will be on hand to explain the plans and to answer questions from the public. An open house at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132) Hyannis will take place from 4 to 8 tonight (Monday, January 22, 2018). 

Massachusetts passed “An Act to Promote Energy Diversity”, which requires the state’s electric distribution companies to procure 1,600 megawatts (MW) of clean, offshore wind energy within the next decade, resulting in robust interest by developers to participate in the procurement process for long-term offshore wind contracts.

Vineyard Wind, along with DONG Energy and Deepwater Wind, hold federal leases in waters south of Martha’s Vineyard. All three bid in December on contracts that would allow them to sell electricity to Massachusetts distribution companies. A decision on those bids is expected this April.

Vineyard Wind Open House Meeting
Monday, January 22, 2017
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis




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