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Vineyard Wind secures final approval

The first large-scale US offshore wind farm is now green-lit for establishment. It's "not about the start of a single project, but the launch of a new industry," states Vineyard.

Photo: Illustration: Vineyard Wind

The long wait is over. As the first offshore wind farm in the US, Vineyard Wind has received approval of its construction plan. Awarded a Record of Decision (ROD), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid have now secured final federal permission to establish the 62 turbines that will comprise the project's 800 MW.

"Today’s offshore wind project announcement demonstrates that we can fight the climate crisis, while creating high-paying jobs and strengthening our competitiveness at home and abroad," says US Secretary of Commerce and former Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo.

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