Vineyard Wind Celebrates Opening of Permanent Boston Office

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Vineyard Wind Celebrates Opening of Permanent Boston Office

Larger workspace will accommodate growing staff needed to manage construction of United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm

(New Bedford, MA; June 19, 2019) – Vineyard Wind, which is developing the United States’ first-utility-scale wind farm, celebrated the opening of a permanent Boston office yesterday. Vineyard Wind’s new, larger workplace, located in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood, will accommodate the company’s growing staff and provide a range of services, including contractor management, regulatory affairs, financing and similar activities needed to support construction of a proposed offshore wind farm that will be located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, as well as other projects in earlier stage of development.

The event featured a ribbon-cutting and remarks by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, AVANGRID CEO James P. Torgerson and Vineyard Wind CEO Lars Pedersen.

The 800-megawatt (MW) wind farm now under development by Vineyard Wind, which will be the first utility-scale wind farm in the United States, remains on schedule to begin on-shore construction in 2019 and become operational by 2022. Vineyard Wind’s proposed project was selected through a competitive process in May 2018 to provide clean, wind energy to customers of Massachusetts’ three electric distribution utilities. The contracts between the utilities and Vineyard Wind have been approved, and the project is on track to provide enough wind energy to serve over 400,000 homes throughout the Commonwealth. The Vineyard Wind project continues to move ahead with public and regulatory review through more than 25 federal, state, and local approval processes. These include US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (federal Environmental Impact Statement), Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Coastal Zone Management, as well as local and regional conservation commissions.

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About Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind LLC is an offshore wind development company currently permitting and planning construction of the first large-scale offshore wind energy project in the US, to be located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard Wind, based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 50 percent owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and 50 percent by Avangrid Renewables. For more information, visit www.vineyardwind.com.

Vineyard Wind Press Contact: Scott Farmelant, 617-939-6582, scott@millspr.com


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