New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy. That's about 5.5 to 6 percent of the state's total annual electric load.

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes.

The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy. That’s about 5.5 to 6 percent of the state’s total annual electric load.

Vineyard Wind scores Massachusetts utility contracts in state-sponsored clean energy contest

The first-round winner has been announced in a high-stakes contest to provide offshore wind energy to Massachusetts utilities.

Vineyard Wind will enter contract negotiations with the state's major electric companies to sell output from an 800-megawatt facility to be built in federal waters 34 miles from Cape Cod, the administration of Governor Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.

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