Mayflower Wind Energy has won the bidding war for Massachusetts’ second offshore wind contract.
Massachusetts on Wednesday selected an 804-megawatt project backed by Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDP Renewables, as the winner of its second offshore wind procurement.
The state’s electric companies selected the lowest-cost of Mayflower’s four bids, rather than ones designed to invest in port infrastructure or build a new manufacturing facility.
“When it was balanced on whole, this was the one that was most competitive on price and economic development,” state energy commissioner Judith Judson told reporters on a press call Wednesday. “Mayflower’s package for all their bids included significant economic development.”
Mayflower beat Bay State Wind and Vineyard Wind, both of which also submitted multiple bids with different selling points.