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Wind Farm Near Martha’s Vineyard Wins Approval (Correct)

May 11, 2021, 6:44 PM

The Biden administration on Tuesday approved plans for the first major offshore wind farm in federal waters, a $2.8 billion venture near Massachusetts set to open a wave of development along the U.S. East Coast.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced the authorization, which paves the way for construction of the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind LLC project. A joint venture of Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the wind farm is expected to begin supplying power to some 400,000 East Coast homes in 2023.

The approval marks a major milestone for the U.S. offshore wind industry, ...

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