Vineyard Wind secures key construction permit for electric-grid interconnection

By Michelle Froese The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB), an independent state board responsible for review of proposed large energy facilities, has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver 800 MW of clean, renewable offshore wind energy to the regional power grid.
Thanks to the construction permit, Vineyard Wind remains on schedule to begin onshore construction in 2019 and become operational by 2021.
Approval of the project’s transmission cables and interconnection substation by the EFSB, which administered by Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff and chaired by the Secretary of Energy

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