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Deepwater Wind bids for 144MW offshore wind farm off Massachusetts coast

Published 01 August 2017

Deepwater Wind has submitted bids for the construction of a 144MW offshore wind farm in response to the Massachusetts Clean Energy request for proposals (RfP).

The 144MW wind farm named Revolution wind farm will be paired with a 40MWh battery storage system provided by Tesla. Introduction of the battery storage system is in response to the Commonwealth’s request for proposals for new sources of clean energy.

The company had also submitted an alternative bid for a larger 288 MW version of Revolution Wind and a smaller 96 MW version.

If it receives approval for the wind farm’s construction, the company stated that it will base its construction and operations from the city of New Bedford in Massachusetts. The company plans to locate its final turbine assembly and staging operations at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

By staging its operations in New Bedford, Deepwater Wind claims that it can create hundreds of local jobs in the months to come.

Local construction work on Revolution Wind would start in 2022 if it is approved and the wind farm will begin operations in 2023.

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski said:“Revolution Wind will be the largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the world,”. “People may be surprised by just how affordable and reliable this clean energy combo will be. Offshore wind is mainstream and it is coming to the U.S. in a big way.”

Grybowski continued saying: “Revolution Wind is flexible and scalable. That’s a serious advantage of offshore wind – we can build to the exact size utilities need.

“We can build a larger project if other New England states want to participate now or we can start smaller to fit into the region’s near-term energy gaps. And our pricing at any size will be very competitive with the alternatives.”