Epsilon is leading the state, regional, and local permitting for state-jurisdictional elements of Phase 1 and Phase 2, which are also known as New England Wind 1 Connector and New England Wind 2 Connector, respectively.
New England Wind is the proposal by Park City Wind LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC) to develop offshore renewable wind energy facilities in Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Area OCS-A 0534.
New England Wind will be developed in two Phases with a maximum of 130 offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) and electrical service platform (ESP) positions. Phase 1, which includes Park City Wind, will be developed immediately southwest of Vineyard Wind 1 and will be approximately 20 miles from the southwest corner of Martha’s Vineyard. Phase 2, which includes Commonwealth Wind, will be located southwest of Phase 1 and occupy the remainder of the Lease Area. Four or five offshore export cables will transmit electricity to landfall sites in the Town of Barnstable. Underground onshore cables will connect the landfall sites to new onshore substations in Barnstable, which will then connect to Eversource’s existing 345 kilovolt (kV) West Barnstable Substation.
Epsilon is providing the routing and licensing services for the New England Wind development. We are also leading the federal permitting for both Phases of New England Wind, including the preparation of the Construction and Operations Plan (COP). The COP, which covers both Phases, describes construction, operations, and decommissioning for review and approval by BOEM, the lead federal agency. BOEM issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New England Wind in June 2021.
Epsilon is also leading the state, regional, and local permitting for state-jurisdictional elements of Phase 1 and Phase 2, which are also known as New England Wind 1 Connector and New England Wind 2 Connector, respectively.
Combined, both Phases will deliver approximately 2,600 MW of clean energy to New England, including 804 MW to Connecticut and 1,232 MW to Massachusetts.