BOSTON, MASS. — Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid, a subsidiary of the Iberdrola Group, have delivered first power from the Vineyard Wind project to the New England grid.
Late on Jan. 2, one turbine supplied about 5 MW of power, with further testing scheduled on and offshore in the next few weeks. Five turbines should shortly be operating at full capacity.
Power from Vineyard Wind, located 15 miles from the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, enters the New England grid in Barnstable and continues through underground cables that connect to a substation further inland on Cape Cod.
Upon completion, 62 wind turbines will generate 806 MW, powering more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.
Avangrid and Vineyard Offshore, CIP’s affiliated development company working on US offshore projects, are jointly responsible for the development. Avangrid will become operations and maintenance services provider for Vineyard Wind 1 once commercial service start.
Offshore construction began in late 2022, followed by completion of the first offshore substation last July.