- Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm GMT
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Vineyard Wind is committed to building the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast despite a decision by federal regulators to delay issuing a key environmental impact statement, company CEO Lars Pedersen said Monday.
But the company will have to push back its deadline for the 800 MW project, Pedersen said.
"We are very proud of the Vineyard Wind team's achievements so far and we are disappointed not to deliver the project on the timeline we had anticipated," Pedersen said in a written statement. "We were less than four months away from launching a new industry in the United States."
This first utility-scale offshore wind project in the United States could be a huge win or a huge loss for the industry, as the symbolic starting point-- whether that's fair or not. Given that, it's good to see the backers are pushing ahead regardless of the speed bumps by encounter