NE4OSW Statement on Brattle Group Offshore Wind Transmission Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2023
Jennifer Delony, New England for Offshore Wind
BOSTON – January 26, 2023 – New England for Offshore Wind (@NE4OSW) issued the following statement today regarding the Brattle Group’s release of the report The Benefit and Urgency of Planned Offshore Transmission.
“We are excited by the timely release of the Brattle Group’s new report on planned offshore wind transmission and agree with the report’s urgent call for immediate transmission planning to ensure we have the infrastructure needed to deliver offshore wind at the least cost and with the least cables and landings, while supporting family-sustaining jobs and an equitable economic future for our communities.
We also continue to urge the New England States to work together and pursue offshore wind transmission solutions, including a networked offshore grid, to realize the report’s findings that we can save billions in transmission-related costs, significantly reduce effects on marine habitats and wildlife, avoid interconnection delays, reduce onshore impacts to communities, and spur investment in the local clean energy economy.”
About New England for Offshore Wind
New England for Offshore Wind (www.NewEnglandforOffshoreWind.org) is a broad-based coalition of businesses and associations, environmental and justice organizations, academic institutions, and labor unions committed to combatting climate change by increasing the supply of clean energy to our regional grid through more procurements of responsibly developed offshore wind. We believe that responsibly developed offshore wind is the single biggest lever we can pull to address the climate crisis while also strengthening our regional economy, protecting ratepayers, creating high quality jobs, and improving public health by reducing pollution.