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New England

Ongoing Community Initiatives 

Across New England, Beacon Wind is collaborating with local stakeholders to support responsible offshore wind development and a just transition to renewable energy in local communities. Activities include:  

Equinor team visiting the Norwalk Aquarium

Enhancing opportunities to support a regional offshore wind workforce and supply chain 

  • Serving on industry advisory boards for state universities and community colleges. 
  • Identifying local suppliers and workforce training opportunities with local partners. 
  • Supporting well-paid, highly skilled, permanent job opportunities across the Northeast. 
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the offshore wind industry as a member of Browning the Green Space and by sponsoring an equitable offshore wind certificate scholarship at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Promoting responsible offshore wind development and public policy 

Supporting regional research projects on key commercial fisheries and wildlife 

  • Collaborating with the New England Aquarium and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center on a Highly Migratory Species study. 
  • Making data publicly available for academic and environmental organizations to use via MARACOOS. 

Partnering with the fishing industry and local mariner communities 

  • Consulting with regional fishing industry stakeholders to determine the 1×1 nautical mile turbine layout in order to preserve existing fishing agreements and allow for navigation through, and activities within, the Beacon Wind and adjacent lease areas. 
  • Contracting Offshore Fisheries Liaison Representatives and scout boat services across the Northeast during offshore survey efforts which will continue during installation. 
  • Hosting joint developer port hours at various New England ports including New Bedford and Point Judith to engage directly with the fishing community and provide project updates. 

Community events

New England Offices:

Stamford. 600 Washington Blvd, Suite 800, Stamford, CT 06901
Tel: +1 203-978-6900

Boston. 53 State Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02109