NE4OSW Statement on Connecticut Plan to Procure New Offshore Wind Resources

Jennifer Delony, New England for Offshore Wind, 603.320.7043

NE4OSW Statement on Connecticut Plan to Procure New Offshore Wind Resources  

HARTFORD, Conn. – March 9, 2023 – New England for Offshore Wind (@NE4OSW) issued the following statement today from Connecticut State Lead and Save the Sound Climate and Energy Attorney Charles Rothenberger regarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) March 7 announcement on its plan for two new clean energy procurements, including for offshore wind. 

“We are extremely pleased with DEEP’s intent to procure up to 1,196 MW of additional offshore wind energy plus additional land-based grid-scale renewable energy resources. This procurement is critical to Connecticut meeting its commitment to supply 100 percent of our electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2040, as required by the Global Warming Solutions Act.  

Procuring the entire 1,196 MW would more than double Connecticut’s secured offshore wind energy, roughly equivalent to a third of the state’s projected 2027 peak electricity load. We look forward to working with DEEP to ensure a successful procurement process so these needed clean energy resources can get online and start creating jobs and cutting climate pollution.” 

About New England for Offshore Wind 

New England for Offshore Wind ( 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.