Equinor, Joint Ventures Vie for Offshore Wind Power Park in New York

OSLO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - New York State said on Thursday it had received proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures to build its first offshore wind power park of at least 800-megawatt capacity. The three joint ventures are Bay State Wind, between Danish Orsted and Eversource Energy; Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, consisting of France's EDF and Shell ; and … [Read more...]

Mitsubishi Heavy Sees Billion-Dollar Opportunity in U.S. Northeast Wind

By Joe Carroll (Bloomberg) -- Wind-power demand in the U.S. Northeast may spur $1 billion or more in orders for offshore towers, according to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. executives. Planned auctions for wind power in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut probably will require construction of as many as 1,000 offshore towers, said … [Read more...]

Offshore Wind Firm Seeks to Disrupt New England Power Auction

By Stephen Cunningham and Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- If Vineyard Wind LLC can’t participate in New England’s annual power-capacity auction, it wants to stop the event until it can. The developer of the first large-scale U.S. offshore wind project has asked the federal government to step in to halt the auction which started Monday or else nullify the results. That’s … [Read more...]

How Betting $1 Million on Offshore New Jersey Wind Paid Off Big Time

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- Over the past year, U.S. Wind got calls “every day” to sell a lease the energy company bought for $1 million in 2015 in its push to build a wind farm off the New Jersey coast. "Each time we’d say no," said Salvo Vitale, the company’s chief counsel, but the offers kept rising. Finally, just before the year ended, they hit a level … [Read more...]

Whales Get Right of Way at Martha’s Vineyard Wind Farm Construction Site

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- Migrating whales will have the right of way off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard starting this month under a new agreement between a wind developer and environmental groups. Vineyard Wind, which is building the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S., has agreed to halt some construction activity between January and April, … [Read more...]