Vineyard Wind Permit Step to Capturing Massive Potential of Growing Offshore Wind Industry

March 8, 2021

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced a final environmental review of the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The project, an 800-megawatt offshore wind farm, will be built off the cost of southern Massachusetts. In response to the BOEM announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:

“We know that done right offshore wind represents a massive opportunity to grow good jobs while building the clean economy. The economic benefits and job creation potential of offshore wind are unparalleled. With inclusion of strong labor standards and domestic procurement, the industry will provide tens of thousands of highly skilled jobs, revitalize coastal communities and ports, and deliver reliable clean energy where we need it most. The permit approval for the Vineyard Wind project represents a significant step toward capturing the potential of this growing industry.”