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Massachusetts Selects Mayflower Wind Energy’s 804 MW Offshore Proposal

Madrid, Spain - Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), has been chosen by Massachusetts to supply 804 MW of clean, renewable energy from offshore wind to the electricity customers within the state.

According to EDPR the energy produced with the offshore wind farm is sufficient to power approximately half a million homes.

Mayflower Wind anticipates the project, located more than 20 miles south of Nantucket with expected start-up in 2025 will provide long term prices below the original price cap of $84.23/MWh. In addition, it is expected to have industrial-economic effects in the order of up to 10,000 jobs including both offshore jobs and onshore opportunities. Recarding climate protection it is expected, that the electricity produced with the offshore wind farm will eliminate 1.7 million metric tons CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 350 thousand cars off the road.

Mayflower Wind also has provided the same competitive pricing solution to Connecticut under their current procurement process for offshore wind, matching the objective of securing low cost renewable energy articulated in the State’s energy plan.

As a subsidiary of Shell and EDPR, Mayflower can draw on the extensive experience and know-how of both companies. This includes successfully developing, permitting, financing, constructing and operating offshore and onshore wind projects and offshore production facilities. As EDPR points out, the companies both have the experience of operating 6,300 MW of onshore wind in the U.S. and ongoing development and construction of 2,700 MW of offshore wind projects in France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland that are anticipated to be operational between now and 2023.

Source: IWR Online, 05 Nov 2019