Vineyard Wind Lands Key State Bid for Energy Contract
Julia Wells

In a major step for the only Island-based partnership in the race to develop offshore wind, Vineyard Wind won the right this week to negotiate a 20-year state contract to build an 800-megawatt wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard.

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State Offshore Wind Contracts Delayed
Landry Harlan
The award of offshore wind contracts with state utility companies has been delayed until May 23.
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President Trump Expands Wind Leases Off Martha's Vineyard
Julia Wells

The Trump administration will expand wind energy leases off Martha’s Vineyard, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced Friday.

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Cape Wind Pulls Out of Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Project
Bill Eville
Cape Wind has officially pulled out of its bid to develop a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, bringing an end to the controversial project.
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Wind Farm Surveys Begin Off Martha's Vineyard
Alex Elvin

As wind farm developers begin to jockey in earnest to build projects in waters off the Vineyard, a new round of surveys related to a turbine project south of the Island is set to begin this week.

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Two New Companies Vie for Remaining Wind Farm Leases
Alex Elvin
Interest in offshore wind energy in the Northeast continues, with two companies vying for the remaining leases in the Massachusetts wind energy area south of the Vineyard.
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As Ocean Wind Farms Near Reality, Plots Thicken
Alex Elvin

With offshore wind developers inching their way through the federal permitting process, government and company representatives stopped by the Vineyard this week.

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Survey Work Begins in Offshore Wind Area

Surveys of a future wind energy site south of Martha’s Vineyard are beginning Sept. 23, according to a notice to fishermen.

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State Energy Bill Seen as Boost for Offshore Power, Setback for Cape Wind
Alex Elvin

A landmark energy bill passed in the final hours of the legislative session Sunday opens the door to offshore wind energy, but prevents Cape Wind from competing for state-required energy contracts.

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Fishermen Give Cold Shoulder to Offshore Wind Developer
Alex Elvin

A representative from Denmark’s largest energy company had a chilly reception in Chilmark this week as commercial fishermen and others discussed a proposed wind farm south of the Vineyard.

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