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New England Wind (formerly Vineyard Wind South)
Cabling Map

The New England Wind project consists of two phases. Phase 1, also known as the 804-megawatt (MW) Park City Wind project, would be developed immediately southwest of Vineyard Wind 1. Vineyard Wind leased a 166,886-acre offshore area 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, and plans to develop a proposed 800-MW wind farm that will deliver electricity via a submarine export cable to Hyannis, MA. The project will consist of 84 turbines and is being referred to as Vineyard Wind 1.

Phase 2, called Commonwealth Wind, would deliver 1,200 to 1,500 MWs of power and, if constructed, would be southwest of Phase 1 and occupy the remainder of the Southern Wind Development Area.

A phased development Construction and Operations Plan (COP) was submitted to BOEM on July 2, 2020, proposing the construction and installation, operations and maintenance, and conceptual decommissioning of the following offshore wind energy facilities:

  • Up to 130 wind turbine positions
  • 2 to 5 offshore substations
  • Inter-array cables
  • Up to 3 onshore substations
  • Up to 5 transmission cables

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