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Massachusetts Plans to be Center of Wind Turbine Construction

May 11, 2017, 10:02 PM

Massachusetts sees itself as a future “hub of offshore wind development,” Stephen Pike, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, said May 11 during a discussion on offshore wind in the northeast.

“We want Boston to become the North American equivalent of Denmark,” Pike said. Massachusetts doesn’t host any offshore wind turbines yet. It is currently reviewing bids to build a 400-megawatt wind farm off its coast.

Offshore wind energy generation is a fledgling industry in the U.S., and for now at least is centered in the northeast, where the ocean is shallow enough that the turbines can sit ...