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RI Coastal Resources Management Council

...to preserve, protect, develop, and restore coastal resources for all Rhode Islanders

Bay State Wind

Bay State Wind is a proposed offshore wind project located 25 miles off the Massachusetts South Coast, and 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The project is a 50-50 joint venture between ├śrsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder.

Under the 800MW proposal submitted for Bay State Wind, the project will:

  • Power 500,000 Massachusetts homes
  • Include a 55MW battery storage solution
  • Reduce carbon emissions to the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road
  • Create over 1,200 annual jobs during construction
  • Create 10,800 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the project
  • Generate $1 billion in direct investment in Massachusetts
  • Provide $17.5 million to support programs for low-income families
  • Provide $30 million in lease payments, fees and taxes to support local governments
  • Generate $300 million in annual winter price reduction benefits

Under its 400MW proposal, Bay State Wind will:

  • Power 250,000 Massachusetts homes
  • Include a 30MW battery storage solution
  • Reduce carbon emissions to the equivalent of taking 175,000 cars off the road
  • Create over 850 annual jobs during construction
  • Create 7,900 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the project
  • Generate $700 million in direct investment in Massachusetts
  • Provide $8.75 million to support programs for low-income families
  • Provide $15 million in lease payments, fees and taxes to support local governments
  • Generate $150 million in annual winter price reduction benefits

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