Massachusetts to negotiate contract for offshore wind energy
Massachusetts- The office of Governor Charlie Baker will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an offshore wind energy project. The state will consider bids of 200, 400 and 800 megawatts. The governor’s office oversees the offshore wind procurement process, but contracts are negotiated by the state’s three utilities.
The governor’s officials will first request approval from the Department of Public Utilities for the RFP before asking for company responses by August. The contract will be awarded in November which will allow the developer to take advantage of a 12 percent federal investment tax credit that expires at the end of this year.