Mayflower Wind has submitted bids to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in response to Connecticut's Request for Proposals.
Mayflower is a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. It has submitted two proposals with the state, for an 800MW development and a 400 MW development.
“Governor Lamont has outlined a vision for moving Connecticut toward a clean energy future, and we believe our proposal can play a role in advancing that vision in an affordable manner,” said John Hartnett, President of Mayflower Wind.
“The state’s comprehensive energy strategy calls for deployment of cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy resources – and that is exactly what we are offering,” Hartnett added.
Mayflower Wind brings the deep experience and skills of its parents Shell and EDP Renewables to this offshore wind effort. This includes successfully developing, permitting, financing, constructing, and operating offshore and onshore wind projects and offshore production facilities.
Mayflower Wind draws on the combined strength of more than 18,000 U.S. employees, a supply chain of more than 5,000 U.S. companies of which more than 800 are small businesses or women- and minority-owned enterprises, $400 billion in market capitalization, experience operating 6,100 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind in the U.S., and ongoing development and construction of 2,700 MW of offshore wind to go into service between now and 2023 in France, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Scotland.