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The US States of Maryland and Massachusetts have selected a total of four new offshore wind projects in their latest solicitation rounds, enabling the addition of more than 3.2 GW of new offshore wind capacity in the country that set its 2030 target to 30 GW at the beginning of this year.

On 17 December, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved more than 1,650 MW of offshore wind capacity as it decided to award offshore renewable energy credits (ORECs) to US Wind’s 808.5 MW Momentum Wind and Ørsted’s 846 MW Skipjack Wind 2 projects.

The same day, Massachusetts gave the green light to the 1,232 MW Commonwealth Wind development, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables (Iberdrola’s US renewables company), and the 400 MW Mayflower Wind project, owned by Shell and Ocean Winds (a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables).

[Adrijana Buljan]

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