Massachusetts has an abundant source of offshore wind; state and federal waters offer a renewable resource of over 6,000 MW of technical potential. The advantage of offshore wind is that winds blow stronger and steadier than onshore wind; there are also less space limitations in Massachusetts' coastal waters than on land.
In 2010, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs will release the Massachusetts Ocean Plan. This plan will include rules and regulations for offshore wind project development to capitalize on Massachusetts' abundant offshore wind resources.
Learn more about offshore wind:Massachusetts Supplement to Federal Offshore Wind Development RFI
This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.