Offshore Wind Study

The Offshore Wind Study is currently under development and will be investigating the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional offshore wind generation solicitations of up to 1,600 megawatts(MW).

Notices and Updates

Stakeholder Q&A

DOER is inviting interested stakeholders to provide input into its investigation under Section 21 Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2018. DOER requests that all responses to these questions be provided no later than 5:00 PM ET on Friday March 1, 2019. Responses should be directed to eric.steltzer@mass.gov

Offshore Wind Study Stakeholder Questions

Offshore Wind Study Stakeholder Answers 

General Information

On August 9, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act to Advance Clean Energy, which requires the DOER to investigate the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring distribution companies to conduct additional offshore wind generation solicitations of up to 1,600MW. The additional 1,600MW would be in addition to the initial 1,600MW authorized to solicit under the Act to Promote Energy Diversity by Governor Baker in 2016. DOER is required to file the report with the Legislature no later than July 31, 2019.

DOER intends to post documents and information related to the development of the Offshore Wind Study on this webpage and encourages all interested parties to check this page regularly for updates. Stakeholders can also sign up to receive email updates here.

If you have questions please contact DOER at eric.steltzer@mass.gov

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