Included here, in a searchable database, are all of our news articles for the last two years.

Use the search filter to select news items by date, by state, by category and also by a specific search term – e.g. “FERC” or “Ørsted”.

For the ‘category’ search: We have divided news items into one (or sometimes more) of three categories.
1. State.  If the news refers to a single state only, this category applies
2. Offshore. If the news relates to the entire offshore sector, for instance BOEM announcing a new leasing round, it is filed under this category
3. Policy.  Where the item doesn’t relate directly to either a state or to the offshore sector (for instance tariffs on wind components or a FERC decision) it is filed under policy

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State: MA
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Grid, Policy: State
The projects that were chosen to power the state in its latest offshore wind procurement, the 405 MW Mayflower Wind and the 1,200 MW Commonwealth Wind, recently signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with three Massachusetts utilities for USD 76.7/MWh and USD 72/MWh, respectively. The PPAs are currently under review by the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

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State: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: Grid
Federal regulators have approved plans to phase out a contentious grid policy that has pitted New England states against the region’s grid operator, in a move observers say could bolster solar and wind while lowering electricity costs. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted a proposal last week from ISO New England to eliminate a power market rule — known as the minimum offer price rule — by 2025. The decision marks what could be the end of a three-year debate at FERC over how much state clean energy policies tamper with regional electric capacity markets and whether they must be…

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State: NJ
Subject: General, Grid, Manufacturing
In a significant development for New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, as well as the future of the rapidly expanding clean energy sector in the state, Ocean Wind 1 announced the awarding of its first three major construction projects April 25.

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State: NY
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Grid
A planned offshore wind project in New York is gaining attention for its novel design that will, for the first time, leverage high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to support offshore wind in the United States.

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State: NY
Category: Offshore
Subject: Grid
One of New York’s biggest utilities is asking regulators for permission to build a $1 billion grid hub that connects massive volumes of offshore wind to an old fossil fuel site, underscoring a challenge facing emissions plans that envision a surge in renewables.

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State: NJ
Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: Grid
FERC gave final approval Thursday to the State Agreement Approach (SAA) sought by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and PJM that gives the greenlight for the state and RTO to build transmission to deliver 7.5 GW of planned offshore wind.

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Category: Policy
Subject: Finance, Grid, Incentives, Policy: Federal
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released details of the Clean Electricity Payment Program (see Subtitle D). The $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill includes a provision known as the Clean Electricity Payment Program, which would use payments and penalties to encourage utilities to increase the share of electricity they sell from carbon-free sources each year. If it works as hoped, the legislation would ensure that the power sector generates 80% of its electricity from sources like wind, solar, and nuclear plants by 2030, cutting more than a billion tons of annual greenhouse-gas emissions from the power sector (total annual…

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