Vineyard success in Connecticut

Vineyard Wind's 804MW Park City Wind has been selected in an offshore solicitation in Connecticut.

Vineyard Wind will develop the 804MW Park Wind project to produce power for Connecticut (pic: Connecticut State Capitol)

Then project would be built off Massachusetts, south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Vineyard is a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

The joint venture will now start negotiations with the state’s electric distribution companies, The United Illuminating Company and Eversource Energy, for 20-year contracts.

"Vineyard Wind is proud that our Park City Wind proposal was selected in this competitive process and we are excited to work with Governor [Ned] Lamont and DEEP to deliver jobs and economic development opportunities to the Bridgeport region and meaningful reductions in harmful carbon emissions," said Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind.

The company wants to turn a 7.4 hectares area near Bridgeport into a hub for assembly and operations and maintenance.

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDP Renewables, and a joint venture of Orsted and the US utility Eversource, also bid in to the solicitation.

Vineyard Wind is already developing the 800MW Vineyard Wind 1 project near the same offshore site, but it is stalled while the federal government does a cumulative impact analysis.

The US offshore pipeline is currently some 26GW.

804MW Park City Wind (Vineyard Wind South phase 1)