First event will feature an offshore wind project presentation, updates and Q&A discussion

Boston, MA—April 29, 2021—Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind project located over 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket, will host a virtual open house on Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. to update the South Coast, Cape Cod, and Island communities, as well as other interested parties on the project’s progress. Mayflower Wind has the potential to generate over 2,000 megawatts of low cost clean energy, or enough to power over half a million homes. The project expects to begin generating energy by the mid-2020’s.

The presentation and Q&A session will be held via Zoom. All are welcome to participate in this free event by registering in advance.

Mayflower Wind’s Seth Kaplan, Director of External Affairs; Christopher Hardy, External Outreach Manager; Kelsey Perry, Community Liaison Officer; and, Joel Southall, Fisheries Liaison Officer will present the latest news and updates on the project. Among the items to be discussed are:

  • Need and opportunity for offshore wind to fulfill Massachusetts’ net-zero carbon emissions goals
  • Plans for making Massachusetts an offshore wind hub through investments in ports and supporting infrastructure; workforce development; innovative technologies; and applied research
  • Update on onshore electrical infrastructure plans
  • Interactions with fisheries and marine users
  • Next steps in permitting and review process

“We encourage residents, business-owners and other interested individuals who want to learn more about Mayflower Wind’s offshore wind energy project and its benefits, to participate in our virtual open house,” said Seth Kaplan, director of external affairs at Mayflower Wind. “We will provide updates on project activities and welcome all questions.”

The May virtual open house is the first in a series of free online events to provide project information and a discussion forum for community members and others.

Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Ocean Winds, is developing an offshore wind lease area with the potential to supply over 2,000 megawatts of low-cost clean energy. We are committed to zero-harm, innovation and industry development, and investing in our local communities. To learn more visit www.mayflowerwind.com

Media Contact:
Cathleen Williamson
cathleen@mcmahoncomm.com
(617) 435-5505

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Calendar/Event Listing
Offshore Wind Energy Event Alert:

Mayflower Wind Hosts Virtual Open House— The Future of Clean Energy is Here
Presentation and Q&A Discussion

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom. Please register in advance.

About: Free virtual presentation about Mayflower Wind’s offshore wind energy project off the coast of Massachusetts.

Contact: info@mayflowerwind.com for more information