- Innovation & Applied Research
- Workforce Development
- Ports and Infrastructure
- Low-Income Ratepayer Reductions
Massachusetts has a long history of incubating new industries and technologies, built on its high quality, highly- educated workforce, world-class educational and research institutions, and forward-looking public policies. The intellectual capital of the Commonwealth’s research centers and universities, specifically in science, engineering, and policy disciplines, is a driver of critical knowledge-creation and innovation essential to advancing the offshore wind sector.
Through our partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Mayflower Wind is committed to investing in entrepreneurial initiatives that spur new technologies, services, and businesses as part of a regional Blue Economy approach.
We are also committed to invest in the applied research and academic-capacity building efforts of the Massachusetts Research Partnership in Offshore Wind and its affiliate institutions, which includes the University of Massachusetts campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell; Tufts and Northeastern Universities; and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Mayflower Wind’s goal is to train Massachusetts residents at every level of the offshore wind industry – from turbine installation, operation and maintenance, to project management – in order to inspire and equip tomorrow’s offshore wind workers.
We are committed to working with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to direct investments that develop a skilled future offshore wind workforce. The granting process will ensure that a significant portion of these funds flow to the benefit of local communities, including Tribes, women, minorities, veterans, and low-income populations.
Mayflower Wind has committed to locate our operations and maintenance (O&M) jobs and base in Massachusetts, with at least 75% of O&M jobs hired locally.
Mayflower Wind has signed a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to utilize the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment base during construction. We are also reviewing a number of additional locations for marine terminals and waterfront facilities to stage, assemble, and deploy the project.
Mayflower Wind is committed to make port upgrades and general infrastructure improvements that offer cost-effective returns for the project while supporting the SouthCoast region’s long-term growth and development goals.
Mayflower Wind is committed to provide $5 million over the first ten years of project operations to the Cape Light Compact JPE, the energy services organization operated by the twenty-one towns on Cape Cod and Dukes County (Martha’s Vineyard). This funding will be directed towards Cape Light initiatives that optimize customers’ energy usage and lower electric bills for low income households, specifically those with annual incomes of less than 80 percent of the state median income, through solar PV, behind-the-meter battery storage, and incentives to switch from heating oil, propane, or electric baseboard heat to high-efficiency air source heat pumps.