Park City Wind offshore wind farm

We will transform an underused port in Connecticut into a new wind farm

Iberdrola projects Offshore wind United States

The state of Connecticut will have a new offshore wind farm now that Iberdrola has been awarded the Park City Wind project. The 804 MW wind farm will supply 14 percent of the state's electricity and avoid emitting more than 25 million tonnes of carbon.

Park City
Ongoing project

Park City Wind offshore wind farm

Ubicación
Location Connecticut (USA)
Capacidad instalada
Total installed capacity 804 MW
Inversión
Investment 1.338 billion euros
Puesta en marcha
Comissioning 2025

Iberdrola is taking part in a new project to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts (USA), in addition to Vineyard Wind 1. The farm is called Park City Wind, taking its name from the town of Bridgeport, which is known colloquially as The Park City.

With an investment of more than 1.338 billion euros, Park City Wind External link, opens in new window. will have an installed capacity of 804 MW, supplying approximately 14 % of Connecticut's electricity — equivalent to the energy used by 400,000 homes — and will prevent the emission of more than 25 million tons of carbon by the state.

The farm will be 37 kilometres off the coast of Massachusetts, south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and right where there are the strongest winds on the east coast, although its silhouette will not be visible from anywhere on the coast of Connecticut.

Project benefits 

Park City Wind will completely change the area around Bridgeport, as an operations and maintenance centre will be installed there for the next 25 years.

It will create thousands of jobs and generate more than 890 million dollars (some 740 million euros) in investment and opportunities for economic development.

It will invest in technical training to ensure a long-term labour force, which can serve both Park City Wind and future offshore wind projects on the east coast.

It will invest in affordable housing.

A commitment has also been made to integrate existing businesses in Connecticut into the offshore wind power industry.

The project will be carried out through Vineyard Wind, a company in which AVANGRID* — Iberdrola's US subsidiary — holds a 50 % stake and the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

Resolutions 

The company has partnered with Marmon Utility LLC (Kerite) making it its preferred cable supplier for at least 50 % of the project and, which will make Kerite the first US Tier 1 Supplier in offshore wind.

Other projects in the United States 

Through AVANGRID*, Iberdrola now has 8,089 renewable MW in the U.S. and 840 more in portfolio. Following the merger with PNM Resources, it has become the third largest operator of renewables in the U.S.

AVANGRID* is also consolidating its position as the leading clean energy company in New England, where it forms part of some of the major projects, including Kitty Hawk (2,500 MW), New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), with 1,200 MW, and Vineyard Wind 1 (800 MW), which will become the country's number one large scale offshore wind farm.

In addition, AVANGRID* has an offshore wind project under development off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, and the company expressed interest in exploring floating offshore wind technology off the coast of California.

 

 

 

 

* AVANGRID, Inc. is 81,50 % owned by Iberdrola, S. A.

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energies

At Iberdrola, we dare committed to renewable energy more than two decades ago as a fundamental pillar on which to build our safe, clean and competitive business model. Thanks to this vision, we are today world leaders in renewables, reaching 42,387 MW of clean energy in operation  at the end of Q1 2024.

This commitment is reflected in our Strategic Plan, in which we will allocate €15.5bn gross to renewables. More than half of this amount is focused on offshore wind in the US, UK, France and Germany; 28% on onshore wind and 18% on solar.