Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed climate change legislation that allows the state to procure an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind by 2027.
This increases the state’s required authorisation by 2027 to 4,000 MW.
Massachusetts utilities have so far conducted two offshore wind solicitations and selected two projects — Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind, each of 800 MW.
A third offshore wind power request for proposals (RFP) has earlier this year been filed for approval with Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities. It will seek project proposals of up to 1,600 MW and, under the proposed schedule, will be launched in May this year.