Report title: Proposed Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project: Estimated Contribution to Employment and Economic Development for 400 & 800 MW
Authors: David R. Borges, Michael Goodman, Elise Korejwa, Michael P. McCarthy
Report date: March, 2018
Sponsor: Vineyard Wind
Issue areas: economic impact, economic development, offshore wind, renewable energy
Summary & key findings: The PPC conducted a pair of analyses to describe the economic contributions to employment and economic output that the proposed 400 and 800 MW Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Energy Projects can be expected to have on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the regional economy of Southeastern Massachusetts. These analyses are designed to support the development of a conservative and credible estimate of the economic impact of the Vineyard Wind proposal in response to inquiries contained in the Request for Proposals for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects issued by the state’s four electric distribution companies in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.