Vineyard Wind 1 Now Sending 68 MW to the Massachusetts Grid


Massachusetts’ Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project has delivered power from five GE Haliade-X turbines to the onshore grid, marking a major milestone for the planned 806 MW development.

Now generating 68 MW, the project – which is located 14 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard – will eventually provide electricity to more than 400,000 homes and businesses.

Currently, nine turbines have been successfully installed, and workers are in the process of installing the 10th. Preparations are under way to transport the 11th turbine to the offshore project site. Construction of the project runs through the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, the first port facility in the nation specifically designed for offshore wind.

Additional power will be delivered to the grid sequentially, with each turbine starting production once it completes the commissioning process.

“This marks a turning point in the clean energy transition,” says Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey. “After many decades of advocacy, research, policymaking and finally construction, America’s offshore wind industry has gone from a dream to reality.”

Vineyard Wind 1 is a joint venture of Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its affiliate Vineyard Offshore. Vineyard Wind began offshore construction in late 2022, achieved steel-in-the-water in June 2023, and completed the nation’s first offshore substation in July.

Photo credit: Worldview Films

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