CIP, Avangrid bid for up to 1.2 GW of offshore wind in Massachusetts RfP

Offshore wind turbines. Image by: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

September 20 (Renewables Now) - Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind LLC has submitted two options for its Commonwealth Wind scheme, of 1.2 GW and of 800 MW, in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for offshore wind in Massachusetts.

The 50/50 joint venture (JV) of Avangrid Renewables, a unit of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), said on Thursday the two offers represent “hundreds of millions of investments” in offshore wind infrastructure.

Commonwealth Wind is set to be developed in an area located in proximity to the same developer's 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 and 804-MW Park City Wind projects. The exact location was not specified.

Vineyard Wind said that if built, the new wind park will have a one-by-one nautical mile spacing between the turbines, a standard safety and navigation pattern endorsed by the US Coast Guard.

Last week, financial close was reached on the Vineyard Wind 1 scheme, to be installed 15 miles (24.1 km) off Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The Park City project is currently under review by local, state and federal regulators.

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