Mayflower Wind is currently focused on conducting baseline surveys, stakeholder outreach, and other activities that advance the initial design, engineering, and permitting of the project. The project will require local, regional, state, and federal permits and approvals for relevant onshore, nearshore, and offshore work. No final decisions on site locations for project facilities will be made until a full routing analysis has been completed.
These efforts have been, and will continue to be, pursued with input from local communities to ensure a safe, reliable, and responsible project that meets the expectations of Massachusetts ratepayers and makes the Commonwealth a national hub for offshore wind.
In December 2018, Mayflower Wind was awarded the federal offshore lease area OCS-A-0521, which is located over 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 20 miles south of Nantucket. The lease area has the potential to generate over 1,600 megawatts (MW) of low-cost clean energy, or enough to power over half a million homes.
Mayflower Wind executed a 20-year power purchase agreement in January 2020 for 804 MW with the Massachusetts electric distribution companies, after successful selection under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Section 83C II solicitation. We expect to deliver clean energy from the project by the mid-2020s.