Beacon Wind, LLC is developing Lease Area OCS-A 0520, located offshore approximately 20 miles southwest Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Lease Area is anticipated to be developed in two phases. Together, BW 1 and BW 2 would produce over 2,000 megawatts of wind energy.
On September 24, 2021, BOEM approved the Site Assessment Plan for Beacon Wind. Please see the Site Assessment tab for more information.
On December 13-14, 2018, BOEM held a competitive lease sale for Wind Energy Areas offshore Massachusetts. The auction lasted 32 rounds. Equinor Wind US, LLC was identified as the winner of Lease Area OCS-A 0520 (128,811 acres), Mayflower Wind Energy, LLC was identified as the winner of Lease Area OCS-A 0521 (127,388 acres), and Vineyard Wind, LLC was identified as the winner of Lease Area OCS-A 0522 (132,370 acres).
The commercial wind energy lease OCS-A 0520 was executed by BOEM on March 5, 2019, with an effective date of April 1, 2019.
Equinor subsequently assigned the lease to a subsidiary, Beacon Wind, LLC.
Beacon Wind submitted a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to BOEM for site assessment of metrological and oceanographic conditions in the lease area on December 8, 2020. After review and necessary consultations, BOEM approved the SAP on September 24, 2021.
Beacon Wind has not yet submitted a COP. Once submitted and deemed complete, BOEM will publish the COP here.