In August 2019, Mayflower Wind submitted four bids into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ second round of the Section 83C offshore wind development procurement process. Mayflower Wind submitted three 800 megawatt (MW) proposals as well as a 400 MW proposal to the Massachusetts electric utilities. Public versions of the bids can be found here:
In December 2018, Mayflower Wind won the rights
to develop a lease area that can support up to 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind over 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
That’s enough to power 680,000 New England homes.
We expect energy to be delivered as early as the mid-2020s.
Wind power from the project is expected to eliminate 2.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually once in operations—the equivalent of taking 5.3 million cars off the road
Future cost savings for New England electric customers as offshore wind prices continue to come down rapidly
Unique capability to train up generations of future New England offshore workers for good-paying, innovative wind-industry jobs, leveraging Shell's 40+ years of operating in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea and EDP Renewables' experience as the world's 4th-biggest wind energy producer
Offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain development represents thousands of new jobs across the Northeastern U.S., including Massachusetts
$135 million lease payment to the U.S. government
Safety is a core value for Mayflower Wind: Safety of people working on and around our project, safety of the environment and wildlife, safety in every way. Our aim is to lead the U.S. offshore wind industry in setting and continually raising the standards for safety and operations.
We are committed to leveraging data as well as the latest innovative technologies and techniques to ensure the safety of our people, community members, wildlife, and the environment.
Mayflower Wind prides itself on being a responsible and reliable environmental steward. That means minimizing harm and potential impacts to the environment. We are continually focused on using the best science and data to see the big picture as well as the small details that are critical to the success of our project, our neighbors, and our region.
We will conduct extensive surveys, produce a detailed Environmental Impact Statement, and work collaboratively with local partners to understand their concerns and use their feedback to ensure that we construct the wind farm with as few impacts as possible.
Mayflower Wind is committed to clearly communicating our marine operations to our fellow ocean users, community members, and other maritime partners.
Our cost-effective and deliverable project is backed by the strength and credibility of Shell and EDP Renewables.
Shell New Energies sees potential for profitable involvement across almost the entire integrated power system, from supplying power and related services directly to customers; to buying, selling, trading and optimizing it; and to lowering carbon generation. Shell will continue to ramp up its power business averaging $2-3 billion per year from 2021 to 2025 for investments that meet its financial criteria. Shell New Energies currently has 420 MW of onshore and offshore wind power and 460 MW of solar.
EDP Renewables is proud to have been working in the U.S. for more than 12 years and today operates 48 wind projects with 2,900 turbines in 13 states—their output equals 3 Pilgrim nuclear power plants or 1.5 million homes’ power needs on a typical day. EDPR has 40 million hours of experience with turbine operations in North America. EDP Renewables North America is principally owned by Energias de Portugal S.A., a global energy company active in 13 nations.
We are committed to doing things right.
That means being a trusted, responsible, dependable partner to all the communities we touch.
That means not just “giving back,” but collaborating with our local and regional partners to seed jobs, benefits, and innovation for years to come.
That means deploying the most effective and innovative technology and making the best decisions for today and tomorrow.
That means supporting New England’s vision to become a national hub for the offshore industry.
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