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August 4 (Renewables Now) - Energy company Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) on Wednesday said it will handle the operations and management for the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 wind farm, being built in US waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
The majority-owned unit of Spanish electric utility group Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has sealed an agreement covering the operations and maintenance of what will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US, and also has an asset management contract for the project. In this role, Avangrid will oversee the power plant’s operations, take care of turbine, cable and substation maintenance, coordination of contractors, deliver control center and power trading services.
The Vineyard Wind 1 project is being executed by a joint venture between Avandrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). To be located off the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the complex will use 62 units of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 13-MW turbines, planned to produce first power in 2023.
The huge wind farm will become fully operational in 2024 and will generate enough electricity for 400,000 homes and businesses across the Commonwealth.
Construction works at Vineyard Wind 1 were initiated in November 2021.