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Vineyard Wind Grant to New Bedford Port Authority to Advance Offshore Wind Industry

Power News - Published on Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Vineyard Wind announced a USD 50,000 grant to the New Bedford Port Authority for the purposes of developing publicly owned port facilities that could help support shore-based operations of the emerging Massachusetts offshore wind industry. The grant from Vineyard Wind to the New Bedford Port Authority is intended to support the necessary technical consultants and industry experts needed for the City to execute engineering studies for unlocking opportunities for growth and development along the New Bedford Harbor waterfront. The investment to complete this work will help facilitate improvements needed to better prepare waterfront land and port facilities in New Bedford Harbor area to play an even larger role in the offshore wind industry.

In April, 2019 the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved long-term power purchase contracts between Vineyard Wind and Massachusetts’ electric distribution companies (for the delivery of 800MW of clean offshore wind energy. Vineyard Wind established operational headquarters in New Bedford in July, 2017 and continues to support the development of New Bedford’s waterfront as the offshore wind industry continues to grow along the East Coast.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 27 Nov 2019
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