As part of an assessment of the Massachusetts and regional offshore wind supply chain, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is conducting a survey of local companies to better understand our strengths and opportunities. We strongly encourage your participation in this brief survey which will help MassCEC assess the capabilities, qualifications, and interest of companies in Massachusetts to meet the needs of the offshore wind industry and help shape strategies and tools to support the development and growth of a local supply chain.
Follow this link to complete the survey: www.bwresearch.com/p/MassCEC-OSW/?i=NEEnvironmentalBusinessCouncil
As you may know, through energy procurements, Massachusetts has selected two 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind projects—Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind—and long-term contracts with utilities for these projects have been approved and executed. Four other projects have been similarly procured by Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York from the wind lease areas in southern New England, and states up and down the East coast have committed to more than 28,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind.
These projects will each require substantial local support across a wide range of industry sectors and sub-sectors to develop, construct and operate the wind farms, and this presents significant economic opportunities for local manufacturers, fabricators, retailers, service providers and others.
The survey is being conducted on behalf of MassCEC by BW Research, an independent research organization, and should take approximately 10 to 20 minutes of your time. Please note that individual responses will not be shared or distributed; information and results of the survey will be aggregated for reporting and analysis only. If you have any questions, please contact Cobi Frongillo, Analyst at BW Research, [email protected] or Kirsten Holland, Offshore Wind Program Manager at MassCEC, [email protected].
Thank you for completing this survey on behalf of MassCEC. A reminder that all questions should be directed to the contact above.