Five sites in Fall River, Somerset ID’d for offshore wind development

From State House News Service

State officials looking to maximize the return on port investments in New Bedford and elsewhere on Tuesday released a report detailing 18 sites of interest for offshore wind energy developers and 320 businesses that could shape a supply chain.

Six sites on the list are in New Bedford, along with five in the Fall River/Somerset area and seven in the Boston/Quincy. The sites include the Revere Cooper and Eversource Energy/Sprague Oil sites in New Bedford, the Boston Autoport and East Boston Shipyard, and the Quirk Auto parcel at the former Quincy Shipyard in Braintree/Quincy.

The Fall River/Somerset area sites include Brayton Point Power Plant and Montaup Power Plant in Somerset and the Weaver’s Cove Energy Site, Fall River State Pier and Borden & Remington Complex in Fall River.

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