Offshore Wind

New London Strikes Deal For Offshore Wind At State Pier

Mar 1, 2021
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Energy companies Eversource and Orsted have reached a multi-million dollar multi-year host city agreement with New London, Connecticut, over the use of State Pier for future offshore wind projects.

For Massachusetts to meet its 2050 climate change emission goal, the state is going to have to green the grid, replacing fossil fuel power plants with clean renewable energy sources. To do this, the commonwealth is banking on offshore wind.

“Offshore wind is the linchpin of Massachusetts clean energy strategy and critical to our success,” said State Sen. Michael Barrett, head of the committee that oversees utilities and energy.

By 2030, developers of offshore wind hope to install over 2,000 turbines in the seas from Massachusetts to North Carolina.

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Representatives from offshore wind developers Orsted and Eversource met with residents to address their concerns about a high-powered transmission cable that would come ashore from eastern Long Island.

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Developers of an offshore wind farm that’s 30 miles off eastern Long Island have offered nearly $29 million to the Town of East Hampton. That’s in exchange for permission to run a cable transmission line underground using town property to a nearby substation.

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New York environmentalists, union workers and lawmakers want answers from federal officials about their delays in approving offshore wind sites.