Eversource and DONG Energy Announce Partnership to Make Off-Shore Wind a Reality

HYANNIS – Eversource Energy is teaming up with DONG Energy to develop an offshore wind project.

Eversource recently acquired a 50 percent ownership interest in Bay State Wind and is partnering with DONG Energy, who is the global leader in offshore wind power.

The proposed offshore wind farm would be located about 15-25 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in an area that has the potential to develop at least 2,000 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 1 million Massachusetts homes.

“Bay State Wind is very different from any other offshore wind proposal in several key ways, the most important of which are it was established through a competitive process for solicitation that was designed to garner the best project proposals at the lowest cost,” said Eversource spokesman Mike Durand.

DONG Energy and Eversource will seek to jointly develop, construct and operate the utility-scale offshore wind project in a 50-50 partnership.

DONG will lead the development and construction of the project’s offshore generation and transmission assets while Eversource will develop and construct the onshore transmission system.

“It certainly is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the state for renewable energy and specifically off-shore wind power,” said Durand.

DONG Energy is based in Denmark and is one of Northern Europe’s leading energy groups.

Eversource transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to more than 3.6 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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