Study gauges economic impact of offshore wind

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Massachusetts won't gain much economically by importing hydro-electricity from Quebec into New England, but a new report indicates the Bay State’s upcoming procurement for offshore wind will have a positive impact.

A study commissioned by Vineyard Wind, one of three bidders on the procurement, said an 800 megawatt offshore wind project would yield between 1,180 and 1,633 direct, full-time equivalent jobs in Massachusetts, with most of them in southeastern Massachusetts.

Rebecca Rutenberg