Massachusetts Officials Recommend Another 1.6GW of Offshore Wind

By [email protected] State officials recommended that Massachusetts double down on its offshore wind program, and sign contracts for another 1,600 megawatts of capacity in two solicitations to be held in the early 2020s.

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released a report Friday summarizing its study into the state’s approach to offshore wind thus far, and whether it makes economic sense to sign up for more capacity.

Among the report’s recommendations:

Massachusetts’ electric distribution companies should proceed with another 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind solicitations, as long as the contracts prove cost competitive. This would come on top of the 1,600 megawatts the state is

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