Vineyard Wind Clears Regulatory Hurdle

Vineyard Wind’s proposal for a wind farm some 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and 35 miles off the coast of Cape Cod has cleared a hurdle.

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office has advanced its environmental review of the proposed Vineyard Wind Connector transmission project by issuing a certificate regarding the project’s Environmental Notification Form, or ENF.

With the issuance of that certificate from MEPA, Vineyard Wind moves forward to the Draft Environmental Impact Report which is expected to be issued later this spring.

The proposed connector will be comprised of subsea and subsurface electrical transmission lines connecting the project to the Massachusetts electric grid. Vineyard Wind says the Connector will bring up to 800 megawatts of wind power to an existing substation in an industrial park in Barnstable.

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