Mayflower Wind Wins Award Utilizing Transmission Assets Developed by Anbaric
Latest Bid for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement Released
Wakefield, Massachusetts—December 17, 2021—Massachusetts today announced that Mayflower Wind was awarded a 400MW of offshore wind project utilizing transmission assets developed by Anbaric and purchased by Mayflower. The Mayflower Wind project will bring clean offshore wind energy from its federal offshore energy lease area to Brayton Point in Somerset, Massachusetts, laying the foundation for the broad repowering of the former site of New England’s largest coal plant.
Brayton Point’s robust grid infrastructure and waterfront location make it an ideal interconnection location for offshore wind. The Mayflower Wind offshore wind energy project will use state-of-the-art high voltage direct current technology that minimizes marine cabling, reduces energy losses, and strengthens the New England grid. Over the past three years, Anbaric took steps to develop the site as an optimal location to integrate offshore wind into the New England electric grid before selling its transmission rights to Mayflower Wind earlier this summer.
“Anbaric specializes in developing transmission infrastructure for offshore wind and other forms of clean energy,” said Anbaric CEO Clarke Bruno. “Brayton Point was once the site of New England’s largest coal plant, and we began positioning to replace that power with clean offshore wind energy three years ago. To see this project selected is a realization of the opportunity to create a clean energy hub to benefit the region with jobs and investment. We are thrilled to see this project moving forward as a prime example of an efficient approach to integrating clean energy and enabling the industry to scale.”
Connecting renewable energy to the grid as efficiently as possible is critical for achieving climate and energy goals. As points on the grid closest to offshore wind farms are used up, the cost and complexity of interconnection will increase. By developing efficient transmission solutions Anbaric helps overcome this challenge and enables renewable energy to scale efficiently.
About Anbaric Development Partners
Anbaric is a majority employee-owned, US-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy. Anbaric develops clean energy infrastructure to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across North America, specializing in the design, development, financing, and construction of large-scale electric transmission and storage systems. For more information visit anbaric.com.