CMP Parent Company To Build Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project

May 23, 2018

A subsidiary of Central Maine Power's (CMP) parent company won the right Wednesday to negotiate a contract for what will be the nation's largest offshore wind project, off the Massachusetts coast.

Avangrid Renewables is a 50 percent stakeholder in the "Vineyard Wind" project, which will deliver enough electricity to power more than 400,000 Massachusetts homes.

CMP is currently seeking permits for its plan to bring even more electricity to the Bay State, via a transmission line in western Maine, from Hydro Quebec's massive dam system. In a background briefing, Massachusetts officials said that project will help ensure a steady electricity supply when the wind is not blowing offshore and reduce reliance on fossil fuel electricity generators.