Since the proposal of the Cape Wind project off of Martha's Vineyard in 2001, offshore wind has been a tantalizing, yet controversial form of local renewable energy production for Massachusetts. With the recent mandate by the MA legislature to contract 1.6GW of offshore wind by 2027, the market is starting to heat up.
"Identifying Portfolios of Energy Technologies that are Robust to Multiple Models" - Franklyn Kanyako
The first wind farm in the U.S. became operational just this past year off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. This marks a significant step in recent efforts to develop renewable energy facilities offshore. One of the most important aspects of marine spatial planning is identifying the tradeoffs involved in deciding where to site offshore wind facilities.
Go back in time to the 1880’s or the early 1900’s. Stroll down the main streets of New York, Los Angeles, Boston or London.