Massachusetts calls to double state plan for offshore wind power

By Michelle Froese The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its report on pursuing an additional 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, doubling the state’s wind commitment.
In 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act to Advance Clean Energy, Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2018, which required DOER to study the necessity, benefits, and costs of requiring the Electric Distributions Companies (EDCs) to conduct additional solicitations and procurements for offshore wind.
The study projected that an additional procurement for 1,600 MW of offshore wind could save Massachusetts ratepayers between $670 million and $1.27 billion over the 20-year life of a

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