Massachusetts Utilities Issue Offshore Wind RFP

Three Massachusetts utilities last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for long-term contracts for offshore wind generation and associated renewable energy credits totaling 400 MW.

Unitil, National Grid, and Eversource Energy said in the RFP that bidders can submit proposals for up to about 800 MW, and the utilities will consider procuring up to about 800 MW if they determine that a larger scale proposal could produce better economics than other bids.

The utilities are seeking proposals that include open-access offshore transmission facilities to connect the offshore wind projects to the onshore grid.

Subsequent solicitations will be issued within two years to fulfill the state requirement for procurement of 1,600 MW of offshore wind capacity by June 2027, the utilities said.

Bids are due on Dec. 20, 2017, and a public version of bids will be available at

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Jennifer Delony, analyst for TransmissionHub, started her career as a B2B news editor in the local and long-distance telecommunications industries in the '90s. Jennifer began covering renewable energy issues at the local level in 2005 and covered U.S. and Canadian utility-scale wind energy as editor of North American Windpower magazine from 2006-2009. She also provides analysis for the oil and natural gas sectors as editor of Oilman Magazine.

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