Deepwater Wind, an America’s leading offshore wind developer and the only company operating an offshore wind farm in the United States is proposing its “First-of-its-Kind offshore wind project that will allow Massachusetts to use offshore wind to replace retiring fossil-fired power plants”. The proposed offshore wind solution would be paired with a pumped-storage hydropower plant and with a “first-of-its-kind offshore transmission backbone developed in partnership with National Grid.”
Deepwater Wind CEO, in press release said: “We are proposing a next generation renewable energy project. It’s the first of its kind in the world, and that’s why we call it Revolution Wind, and we can deliver power even when the wind is not blowing.”
“Revolution Wind project will help the Commonwealth meet its energy demands by storing and dispatching offshore energy when and where it’s needed most without the need to new transmission lines. The new offshore wind project will help the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach its environmental goals”
The Revolution Wind project will be built in Deepwater Wind’s federal lease site southwest of Martha’s Vineyard and would begin in 2022, with the project in operations in 2023. The first phase of the offshore wind farm of up to 400 MW. Massachusetts regulators are to decide in January 2018 for the proposal .