Avangrid Submits Proposals for New England Wind Projects

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Avangrid has submitted proposals for New England wind projects to the Massachusetts-Connecticut-Rhode Island multi-state solicitation for offshore power. 

New England Wind represents two projects: the 791 MW New England Wind 1 and the 1,080 MW New England Wind 2. The company submitted a bid for New England Wind 1, a second bid for New England Wind 1 and 2 combined and additional bids for single-state procurements in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

“At this historic turning point for climate action, New England Wind answers the region’s call for projects that reflect the urgency, ambition and certainty the moment demands,” says Avangrid CEO Pedro Azagra. 


“In powering up the first-in-the-nation Vineyard Wind 1 project, Avangrid proved that American offshore wind is possible. New England Wind 1 in particular builds on this momentum by offering a shovel-ready project that is prepared to start construction as soon as next year. With nearly all local, state and federal permits in hand, all interconnection rights secured, and a Project Labor Agreement signed with a skilled, local union workforce, Avangrid is ready to go.”

The company says New England Wind 1, which would border Vineyard Wind 1 to the south in federal lease area OCS-A-0534, is shovel-ready and hopes to begin construction as soon as next year, with an eye towards commercial operations in 2029.

New England Wind 2, formally known as Commonwealth Wind, is part of a combined bid with New England Wind 1 which would bring 1,870 MW to the region. 

In February, Avangrid announced that it had powered up the first five turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, which it says is currently providing approximately 68 MW to the New England grid.

Avangrid is a member of the Iberdrola Group.

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