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Vineyard Wind's proposed 800 megawatt offshore windfarm received news of setbacks this week – most notably, a delay in the release of a final environmental impact statement from the federal government's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. 

The final statement was due at the end of this week, but has been delayed with no future relase date given. The company had planned to break ground on the wind farm at the end of 2019, but this delay could push that timeline back. 

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New offshore wind construction regulations around North Atlantic Right Whales will be discussed at a conference about the Offshore Wind industry on Tuesday. Vineyard Wind and members of various environmental groups will be discussing the new regulations in regards to offshore wind construction and how they can mitigate damage to North Atlantic Right Whales.

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Governor Charlie Baker formalized his commitment to bringing the offshore wind industry to New Bedford on Monday, after signing a lease with offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind. The lease would allow Vineyard Wind to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal for 18 months, from 2020 to 2021, for staging and construction of offshore wind turbines before they are shipped out to the wind farm site roughly 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.  

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Massachusetts' three electricity companies have submitted their contracts to the state's Department of Public Utilities, after negotiating a rate of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour with offshore wind company Vineyard Wind.



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Massachusetts has chosen energy company Vineyard Wind to build the state’s first offshore wind farm. Now, the company has broken ground for the first time, as it begins testing soil samples at a potential onshore site in Centerville.

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On Wednesday, the Commonwealth held a forum for businesses across the region to hear from Vineyard Wind, the first offshore wind company to win a contract with the state to provide 800 megawatts of power. The meeting included large international companies like General Electric, and smaller local crane operators and boat repair companies as well. 

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Massachusetts made a big step forward in its push to rely more on renewable energy by agreeing to purchase 800 megawatts of offshore wind power from Vineyard Wind. The New Bedford-based company was one of three competing for a contract with the state. The proposed farm is poised to become the largest offshore wind farm in the country.