Is now the time for offshore wind within the US?

Offshore wind is a well-liked renewable power supply throughout Europe, China and past, however continues to be a rarity within the US. There are at present solely two offshore wind services throughout the nation, that are positioned off the coasts of Virginia and Rhode Island. 

The shortage of offshore wind in America has usually been attributed to excessive prices and a scarcity of help from states and the federal authorities. Nevertheless, new offshore wind tasks are already being deliberate off the coast of New York and California. 

The Biden administration has set a daring purpose of deploying 30 gigawatts of

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Massachusetts selects Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind venture

Salem Harbor redevelopment rendering. Credit score: Enterprise Wire.

US state Massachusetts has chosen Avangrid’s subsidiary Avangrid Renewables’ three way partnership (JV) offshore wind venture ‘Commonwealth Wind’ as a part of the state’s third offshore wind aggressive procurement course of.

With greater than 1.2GW capability, the JV venture is claimed to be the most important offshore wind facility in New England thus far and may have the potential to energy 750,000 houses yearly, whereas supporting Massachusetts’ 50% carbon emission discount goal by 2030.

Over its lifetime, the venture is predicted to create 11,000 full time equal jobs.