Learn About Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind has leased a 160,000 acre area south of Martha's Vineyard and proposes an offshore wind project consisting of an array of wind turbines, that are each capable of generating over 8 MW of power. Power from the turbines would be collected by an offshore substation, and submarine cables are proposed to be installed along a route from the project site to a landing point on shore, buried up to six feet below the sea floor. Upland cables would then be buried along proposed routes in either Yarmouth or Barnstable.​​The project is currently undergoing a significant public input and permitting process that will include federal state and local permitting, as well as the development of a Community Host Agreement with the Town that agrees to host the project.

​Please note that the links contained in this page are public information and are made available here as a resource to the public. The presence of this website and information contained within does not represent an endorsement of the project by the Town of Yarmouth.

MEPA Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Review (SDEIR) (public comment period open until October 5, 2018)

Certificate on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Request for Supplemental DEIR)

​​Comments on the MEPA Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR):
​Town of Yarmouth DEIR Comment Letter
APCC Comments on Vineyard Wind Connector
CZM Comments on Vineyard Wind DEIR
Paul Cove Comments on Vineyard Wind

2015​ Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

Comments to Vineyard Wind Draft Environmental Impact Report due June 8, 2018

Draft Environmental Impact Report (hardcopies are available at Town Hall for review)

BOEM NOI comment letters:​
Division of Marine Fisheries

​Public Comments:
​​Public comments from January 23, 2018 to May 2, 2018

Energy Facilities Siting Board Full Public Notice of Hearing
​(part of the State level review)

​Vineyard Wind
Construction and Operations Plan
​(submitted to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for review under the Federal National Environmental Policy Act process)​

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Vineyard Wind web page
​(including upcoming BOEM Meeting dates)

Update to Yarmouth Board of Selectmen, March 27, 2018
Vineyard Wind website
Environmental Notification Form (ENF)
ENF Certificate ​​

​ENF comment letters:
Town of Yarmouth Board of Selectman
Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Division of Marine Fisheries
Cape Cod Commission
Office of Coastal Zone Management
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
West Yarmouth neighborhood associations


​Last update June 22, 2018.