Statement from Liz Burdock, President & CEO, Business Network for Offshore Wind
“We congratulate Network member Vineyard Wind for submitting Park City Wind, the winning 804 megawatt (MW) project selected by Connecticut DEEP in today’s offshore wind solicitation,” said Liz Burdock, President & CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “This is great news for the U.S. offshore wind industry, the state of Connecticut and the city of Bridgeport, which will receive major investments toward becoming an industrial hub for offshore wind activity.”
Burdock noted that in making the award, Connecticut DEEP said Vineyard offered a price for Park City that is “lower than any other publicly announced offshore wind project in North America.”
“This project takes the U.S. offshore wind industry over 9000MW of energy under development, and is more proof that New England is moving forward on a state and regional basis to drive the industry,” added Burdock. “This will add significantly to the development of the offshore wind supply chain and economic development all along the coast of New England.”
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About the Business Network for Offshore Wind
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain in the United States. The Network is focused on delivering education, creating partnerships and advancing the industry. All membership and event proceeds are invested back into supporting the industry by helping the Network continue programmatic education and develop the tools and networks necessary to create a U.S. offshore wind supply chain. The Network hosts the annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), the leading technical conference for offshore wind in the United States dedicated to moving the industry forward.