Massachusetts Announces Outcome of 83C Solicitation

23 May 2018

Massachusetts‘ Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced the outcome of its 83C solicitation for the state’s first offshore wind farm. Bay State Wind – a 50-50 joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource – was not selected for contract negotiations.

This does not change Ørsted’s commitment to develop offshore wind in the United States.  Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at Ørsted says:

“We submitted what we considered a very competitive, but value-creating bid. While we’re of course disappointed by the outcome of the 83C solicitation, the U.S. remains a key market to us. With favorable wind and seabed conditions on the East Coast, and the states’ growing interest in developing clean energy, we continue to see the U.S. as a significant, long-term growth opportunity for Ørsted.”

“Together with Eversource, we’ll continue progressing our Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York.  Ørsted will also continue to develop our utility scale Ocean Wind project in New Jersey, and we remain engaged with our partner Dominion Energy in bringing offshore wind to Virginia.”

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