A 3D Virtual Tour of the SouthCoast, MA Project – Bringing Clean Energy from Offshore to Onshore

Fall River, MAApril 18, 2022—Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind project located in deep waters far off the coast of Massachusetts, will host a free virtual open house on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 – 7:30 PM to provide information about its SouthCoast Project. The open house will feature a three-dimensional tour of the project from the offshore wind energy lease area located in federal waters extending through an intermediate crossing underneath Portsmouth, RI to an onshore grid connection at Brayton Point in Somerset, MA. The fourth in a series of virtual public forums, The Future of Clean Energy is Here, Mayflower Wind will present information on the following:

  • The Offshore Wind Energy Lease Area 
  • Export Cable Route and Intermediate Portsmouth, RI Crossing   
  • Brayton Point (Somerset, MA) Converter Station and Grid Connection  
  • SouthCoast Project Timeline and Next Steps

“We are excited to be able to bring our SouthCoast Project to life with a 3D interactive tour,” said Daniel Hubbard, Director of External Affairs & General Counsel. “We encourage everyone to attend this event to learn more about offshore wind energy and how it makes its way from the outer continental shelf to interconnecting with the electric grid in Brayton Point.”

Mayflower Wind’s Christopher Hardy, External Outreach Manager; Kelsey Perry, Community Liaison Officer; and Dugan Becker, Community Liaison Officer will conduct the session along with subject matter experts Kelly Smith, Onshore Engineering Lead; Tim Reiher, Export Cable & Inter-Array Cable Lead; and Joel Southall, Fisheries Liaison to help answer questions during the Q&A session. All are welcome to participate in this FREE Zoom event by registering in advance.

Late last year Mayflower Wind was awarded 400 megawatts in Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy procurement. The win is accompanied by an economic development package that includes commitments to spend up to $42 million to support workforce and supply chain development across the SouthCoast. Mayflower Wind has another power purchase agreement with the Commonwealth’s largest electric utilities to supply an additional 804 megawatts of clean renewable offshore wind energy.

Mayflower Wind has the potential to generate over 2,400 megawatts of low-cost clean energy. The project expects to begin generating power by the late -2020’s. The May 4th virtual open house continues the company’s series of free online events to provide project information and a discussion forum for community members and others. Sign up for project updates.

About Mayflower Wind

Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions LLC and Ocean Winds, is developing an offshore wind lease area with the potential to supply over 2,400 megawatts (MW) of low-cost clean energy to electricity customers in New England. Mayflower Wind is committed to zero harm, innovation and industry development, and investing in our local communities. For more information visit mayflowerwind.com.

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