VINEYARD WIND PARTNERSHIP
Citizens Energy forged a strategic partnership in 2018 with Vineyard Wind, developer of the first large-scale offshore wind project in North America. The 800-megawatt project, to be built in ocean waters 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, will supply Massachusetts with a massive infusion of renewable energy and make the Bay State a national leader in the wind industry. Once the project is operational, Citizens will manage $1 million in annual funding for 15 years from Vineyard Wind to finance energy affordability and resiliency projects in communities impacted by the wind farm. Projects financed by the Resiliency and Affordability Fund will include energy efficiency upgrades in multi-family low-income housing, solar and energy storage projects and microgrids to enhance energy security and reliability in public buildings.