Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland praised the progress made in developing offshore wind energy, emphasizing its role in reducing consumer costs, fighting climate change, and creating jobs.

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The New England Wind project, proposed by Avangrid, Inc., will be situated approximately 20 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and will comprise two phases, with a total of up to 129 wind turbines.

The approval of the New England Wind project is part of the Biden Administration's commitment to advancing offshore wind energy projects. Since taking office, the administration has approved over 10 gigawatts of offshore wind projects, with previous approvals including Vineyard Wind, South Fork Wind, Ocean Wind 1, and others.

The first two approved projects, Vineyard Wind and South Fork, have already started delivering power earlier this year.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has played a key role in facilitating these approvals, ensuring open communication and collaboration with various stakeholders to minimize conflicts and environmental impacts.

The approval of the New England Wind project represents a significant step forward in the development of offshore wind energy in the United States, supporting the administration's goal of achieving 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030.