83C II: Long-Term Contracts for the Mayflower Wind 804 MW Project Filed for DPU Approval

The Electric Distribution Companies (“EDCs”) announced that they have filed, on February 10, 2020, long-term contracts with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC for an 804 megawatt offshore wind generation project (“804 MW Low Cost Energy”) for review and approval by the Department of Public Utilities. The Mayflower Wind project was selected pursuant to the Section 83C Round II Procurement. To access to filing documents on the DPU website, click here and enter 20-16, 20-17, or 20-18 for the Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil  filings, respectively.”

83C Transmission: DOER and MassCEC hosting a technical conference on Massachusetts Offshore Wind Transmission

DOER and MassCEC are hosting a technical conference on Massachusetts Offshore Wind Transmission in Boston on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Registration for the conference will open via Eventbrite at 3pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Space is limited for the conference and registration is being offered on a “first come, first served” basis. Please limit registration to one representative per organization to allow for broad attendance.

83C II: Notice of Contract Execution

On January 13, the Distribution Companies notified the Department and all interested stakeholders that the Distribution Companies and Mayflower Wind executed the final contracts on the evening of January 10, 2020.

The Distribution Companies will submit the contracts to the Department for approval in accordance with Section 83C no later than February 10, 2020. The Distribution Companies note that the final price for energy and environmental attributes under the executed contracts is consistent with the price offered under the selected Mayflower Wind “804 MW Low Cost Energy” proposal. Accordingly, the extension of the contract negotiation period from that initially anticipated under the Request for Proposals for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects will not result in any price increase or delay in the project’s commercial operation date. Further details regarding the terms of the contracts will be provided at the time of filing.

For more information about progress and regulatory approvals, please see the 83C II Timeline section on this website, and check back for updates

83C II Update on Negotiation Status

On December 13, the Distribution Companies informed the Department of Public Utilities that the Distribution Companies are in the final stages of contract negotiation pursuant to Section 83C of the Green Communities Act, as added by Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2016, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity.

For more information about progress and regulatory approvals, please see the 83C II Timeline section on this website, and check back for updates