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Massachusetts utilities propose 800 megawatts of offshore wind

Three Massachusetts utilities are taking the first step to comply with a Massachusetts law to aggressively develop the offshore wind industry in the US.

National Grid Plc, Unitil Corp. and Eversource Energy proposed buying as much as 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy as a first step to comply with a Massachusetts law to aggressively develop the nascent industry in the US.

The three utilities asked state regulators to approve a draft plan to solicit bids for offshore wind energy contracts spanning 15 to 20 years, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources spokesman Kevin O'Shea said in an interview.

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