Mayflower Wind to Host Virtual Open House About Its SouthCoast Economic Development Investments – New Bedford Guide

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Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind project located in deep waters off the coast of Massachusetts will host a free virtual open house at Thursday January 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. to provide information about its economic development project and investments for SouthCoast communities. Mayflower Wind was recently awarded 400 megawatts as part of Massachusetts’ latest offshore wind power supply and the win comes with an economic development package that includes commitments to spend up to $42 million.

Combined with its first award, Mayflower Wind is excited to provide 1,200 MW of low-cost renewable energy to Massachusetts residents and businesses and is committed to investing in local communities and supporting economic development across Massachusetts. ‘State. South side.

the second In a series of virtual public forums, The Future of Clean Energy is Here, Mayflower Wind will showcase specific initiatives, including:

· Education, training and workforce development: Employment and training opportunities at all levels of the offshore wind industry – from turbine installation, operation and maintenance to project management – ​​will help equip future workers in the offshore wind, especially to benefit local communities, including Native Americans, women, minorities, veterans, and low-income populations.
· Supply Chain: Opportunities for qualified local and regional contractors and suppliers to provide goods and services and play a role in the industry.
· Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Create opportunities for all members of the community to play a role in the offshore wind industry.
· Applied research and innovation: Investments in entrepreneurial initiatives that stimulate new technologies, services and businesses as part of a regional approach to the blue economy
· Ports and supporting infrastructure: Mayflower Wind will develop its operations and maintenance port on the Borden & Remington site in Fall River, MA and directing its crews from New Bedford, MA, among other initiatives.
· Reductions for low-income taxpayers: Mayflower Wind will support low-income customers through strategic electrification initiatives.

Mayflower Wind’s Will Cotta, Supply Chain Manager; Christopher Hardy, External Outreach Manager; Kelsey Perry, Community Liaison Officer; and Dugan Becker, Communications Assistant will host the presentation and Q&A session via Zoom. All are welcome to attend this FREE event by pre-registering at this link.

“Fall River and New Bedford are the anchors of our SouthCoast business,” said Daniel Hubbard, director of external affairs and general counsel. “We encourage everyone to attend this event to learn more about how local communities will benefit from the offshore wind industry with well-paying jobs and community investment.”

Mayflower Wind has the potential to generate over 2,000 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. The project plans to start producing electricity by the mid-2020s.

The month of January 2022 virtual open houses continues the company’s series of free online events to provide project information and a discussion forum for community members and others. Sign up for project updates here.

About Mayflower Wind
Mayflower Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and Ocean Winds, is developing an offshore wind rental area with the potential to provide more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, low-cost energy to customers across the electricity in New England. Mayflower Wind is committed to zero harm, innovation and industry development, and investing in our local communities. For more information, visit www.mayflowerwind.com.

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