Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has officially agreed to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal to construct and deploy wind turbines.
The company was selected by the state earlier this year to build an 800-megawatt offshore wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard. The wind farm will be big enough to deliver about six percent of all the electricity used in Massachusetts.
Vineyard Wind officials recently signed a lease with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, agreeing to give the state about $6 million a year to use the Marine Commerce Terminal for the project.
The wind farm still needs final approval from state and federal agencies before construction can begin.