Salem’s Off-Shore Wind Project

SAFE hosts Community Forum with Avangrid Renewables CEO Bill White

On February 3, 7 pm, join SAFE (on Zoom) to learn more about the Commonwealth Wind project, which will be using the port of Salem to support the construction of its off-shore wind farm on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Bill White, CEO of Avangrid Renewables, the wind developer for the project, will discuss the project vision, timeline, and what it could mean for our community. He will be introduced by Mayor Kim Driscoll.

Avangrid Renewables/Commonwealth Wind won a competitive bidding process to provide our state with 1200 MW of clean, renewable offshore wind power. It will be leasing the property next to the Footprint power plant from Crowley Marine, which is in the process of purchasing the property and upgrading it to become Massachusetts’ second offshore wind port. The Salem port will be used to stage and assemble the turbines, which will then be hauled out to the waters of the South Coast.  

As Mayor Driscoll has noted, the Avangrid project is the biggest economic development opportunity that Salem has had since Salem Harbor station was built in the 1950s. The project will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits.  

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration limited–a recording will be available at the SAFE website.