Pat Gozemba, co-chair of SAFE, addresses the crowd gathered to hear the announcement of a public-private partnership to make Salem the next major offshore wind port in Massachusetts. On Salem's Blaney Street wharf, state and city officials gathered Thursday morning, September 30, with leaders of Vineyard Wind and Crowley Maritime to announce a public-private partnership … Continue reading Off-shore wind industry coming to Salem
On September 9, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means took up House Bill 3922, a proposal on how to disburse federal funding allocated to Massachusetts through the American Rescue Plan. Governor Baker proposed that $100 million of the funding go to port redevelopment in three communities: Salem, New Bedford, and Somerset.
On September 2, SAFE sponsored a presentation by Mayor Driscoll, in which she discussed the growing interest among wind energy developers in acquiring the undeveloped Footprint property on Salem Harbor.
Mayor Driscoll will provide an update on steps the city is taking to bring the off-shore wind industry to Salem. September 2, 2021. 7 pm. ZOOM
Salem is the only entity that has actually demonstrated the ability to marshal components at an offshore wind scale.
The offshore wind industry will be coming to Salem sooner rather than later —the question is, will Salem residents benefit from the industry’s decision to locate operations at our port?
Lloyd’s Registry ranked Salem Harbor as the most desirable location in New England for supporting offshore wind.
Amber Hewett and former State Rep. Jen Benson, newly appointed co-chairs of the MA Offshore Wind Committee, will present on the the future of offshore wind for New England, Massachusetts, and Salem. The Biden administration’s support for offshore wind gives us all hope. Hewett and Benson will share exciting news about: Offshore wind legislative developments … Continue reading February 4 SAFE Meeting: Offshore Wind Coming to New England
At the December 3rd meeting of the Salem Harbor Port Authority (SHPA), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) delivered exciting news to the city about the suitability of its port for playing a role in the burgeoning offshore wind (OSW) industry along the Atlantic seaboard. Slides of this draft report can be found at the … Continue reading Salem: Perfect Site to Support Off Shore Wind Industry
Installation is now complete at the new Block Island wind power facility. On August 8, one member of the team tweeted, "I think it now qualifies as a 'farm' -2nd turbine completed last night #BlockIslandWindFarm@DeepwaterWind " From the blog of Greg Alvarez, on the American Wind Energy Association's website (awea.org) -- American offshore wind power … Continue reading One step closer: First American offshore wind turbines installed