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Cape Wind

June 18, 2013- PensionDanmark has has pledged $200 million in financing

March 20, 2013- Signed a term sheet to engage The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) as its Coordinating Lead Arranger and to provide undisclosed debt financing

April 29 2011- Cape Wind Project Wins Construction Approval

May 7 2010- Cape Wind and National Grid have reached a 15-year PPA for 50% of Cape Wind's power, 234 MW.
Under terms of the agreement, National Grid would begin purchasing power from Cape Wind in 2013 at 20.7 cents/KWh and the
price would increase 3.5% per year over 15 years. National Grid estimates that the agreement would add $1.59 per month to its
average customers electrcity bill. The project expects to reach sales agreements for the remaining output in the coming weeks and months.
Click here for the National Grid Press Release
Click here for PPA details
(provided by Cape Wind)
Click here for National Grid PUC PPA filing

Cape Wind PPA

April 28 2010- Cape Wind is approved by Ken Salazar.


Apirl 2010- Ken Salazar's decision to approve or disapprove the Cape Wind project is due out before the end of this month.

Jan 4 2010- The National Park Service agreed with the Wampanoag tribes of Aquinnah and Mashpee that Nantucket Sound is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places finding that the Cape Wind project would disturb the tribes spiritual sun greetings and submerged ancestral burying grounds. US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet with both parties next week to come up with a "common-sense agreement" by March 1 2010 on ways to minimize the project's impact on the Sound's cultural and historic value. Barring an agreement, the Interior Secretary said, "I will be prepared to take the steps necessary to bring the permit process to conclusion." Click here for the National Park Service's decision and Ken Salazar's response

Dec 2 2009- Cape Wind will begin negotiations with utility National Grid in hopes to sign a power purchase agreement

May 21 2009- Cape Wind completes its State and Local permitting process with a vote by the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board
to grant Cape Wind a ‘Certificate of Environmental Impact and Public Interest' that rolls up all State and Local permits and approvals into one ‘super permit '

Jan 16 2009- The Cape Wind Final EIS finds the project to have minimal impacts. Click here for a Summary

Jan 14 2008-
Cape Wind Draft EIS finds project to have minimal impacts.
View Summary Here

(Source: Cape Wind Public Plan Filing)

Simulated view from Cotuit (5.6 miles from project):

(Source: Cape Wind)

Simulated view from Nantucket (13.8 miles from project):
(Source: Cape Wind)

Click here for additional visualizations

Cape Wind Alternative Sites:

Source: MMS

Cape Wind Timeline- Boston Globe
Cape Wind Timeline
Source: The Boston Globe

List of Legal Battles

(*Link may be non-functional)

Cape Wind gets $200M investment from Danish fund- June 18, 2013

Cape Wind powers forward with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi- March 20 2013

Cape Wind Project Wins Construction Approval- April 29 2011


Cape Wind to Sell 50% of Offshore Output to National Grid- May 7 2010


First Offshore Wind Farm Wins Approval- April 28 2010

Governors push Cape Wind OK- Arpil 24 2010

Cape Wind signs deal to buy wind turbines- March 31 2009

Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on New England Energy Prices- Feb 2010

Decision looms for Cape Wind; Nantucket Sound eligible for National Historic Register- Jan. 4 2010

Cape Wind Power Purchase Talks Are Set- Dec 2 2009

Markey urges federal Cape Wind approval- Nov 10 2009

Markey Letter

2 tribes object to Cape Wind turbines- Oct 26 2009

CCC Challenges Cape Wind Certificate Issued By EFSB- June 17 2009

Cape Wind: Final State Approval to Begin Development- May 21 2009

Cape Wind permit considered likely- March 13 2009

FAA finds Cape Wind project would cause radar interference- Feb 13 2009

Coastal agency approves Cape Wind plan- Jan 27 2009

Ted Kennedy hits Cape Wind OK- Jan 17 2009

Wind Farm Off Cape Cod Clears Hurdle- Jan 16 2009

MMS report on wind farm coming tomorrow- Jan. 15 2009

Interior Dept. probes agency review of Cape Wind project- Jan. 15 2009

Down to the wire for Cape Wind
- Jan. 11 2009

Final Cape Wind review held until '09- Dec. 19 2008

News Night- Cape Wind Twists and Turns- December 15 2008

Wind farm advice delayed- Dec. 14 2008

Congressman: Delay Cape Wind; Says hearings are possible- Dec. 12 2008

-> U.S. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minnesota) letter to Thad Allen, commandant of the US Coast Guard

US backing of wind farm could come this week- Dec. 2 2008

Official fined for ethics violation in project testimony- Dec. 2 2008

Towns Vote in Favor of Wind Projects
- November 5 2008

State claims wind farm trump card- July 29 2008

Fox Buisness News- July 11 2008

Court Rules In Favor Of Cape Wind
- June 24 2008

Documents link wind farm foes to energy firm
- May 15 2008

Wind farm generates more than 40,000 comments- April 23 2008

Cape Wind project heads to crucial round of public hearings
- March 10 2008

Survey: Support For Cape Wind Increases
- March 7 2008

Perspective: Can Cape Wind be financed?
- March 7 2008 -Opinion

Wind activists target Markey
- March 6 2008*

Cape Wind gathers force
- Feb 15 2008

Cape Wind developers file revised permit application
- Jan 23 2008*

Federal report favorable on wind farm
- Jan 14 2008

Federal report on Cape Cod wind farm delayed until next year
- Dec. 21 2007

Changes may buoy Cape Wind project
- December 11, 2007*

Cape Wind seeks to skip permit wars
- November 22, 2007*

Air Force Reports No Impact on Radar from Cape Wind- November 20, 2007

Cape wind roadmap on 'On Cape' - ~November 8, 2007

Cape Cod panel denies permit for wind farm- October 19, 2007

Cape Wind's latest hurdle a breeze? -October 15, 2007

Procedural denial recommended for Cape Wind Energy Project- September ~28, 2007*

On-shore wind in offshore debate- ~September 11, 2007*

MA Residents Support Cape Wind Project, Renewable Energy Growth- August 16, 2007

The Daily Show-Cape Wind- August 7, 2007:

Cape Wind Records Strong Winds During Peak Electricity Hours
- July 5, 2007

Cape Wind Flies in Under the Radar-June 21, 2007

Boston Globe- Kennedy doesn't play by the rules 5/7/06*

Bloomberg- White House Opposes Law Killing Wind-Power Project (Update1) 5/5/06

Boston Globe- In support of a Sound plan 4/23/06*

Boston Globe- The proposal is reckless 4/23/06*

The Washington Post- Tilting at Windmills 4/19/06

Martha's Vineyard Gazette- Cape Wind Project Snags in Politics on Capitol Hill4/14/06

Boston Globe- Politics directs an ill wind at energy issue, 4/11/06

Boston Herald- Ted K seen as environmental windbag, 4/11/06

Providence Journal- Bill targeting Cape Wind project fuels anger, 4/11/06

Reuters- US Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm, 4/11/06*

CapeCodToday: Cantwell calls for Senate Hearing on Cape Wind

Boston Globe: An ill wind from Congress, April 7, 2006

Boston Globe: Senators denounce bid to block wind farm

Boston Globe: Cape Wind project faces new threat

Boston Globe: Cape project's foes tap big spenders

Boston Globe: Audubon review supports wind farm

New York Times: Sneak Attack on Cape Wind, February 28, 2006

Portland Press Herald: Abuse of process imperils Cape Cod wind project, February 28, 2006

Bangor Daily News: Ill Wind from Washington, February 28, 2006*

Boston Globe Editorial: Capitol Hill's ill wind, February 26, 2006

New Bedford Standard-Times Editorial: Don Young makes sneaky move to kill wind power project, February 24, 2006

Providence Journal Editorial: Torpedoing Cape Wind, February 23, 2006

Boston Globe Editorial: Sneak attack on wind farm, December 17, 2005

Providence Journal Editorial: Out of the wind, December 17, 2005

Offshore Wind Developers Sign Collaboration Agreement; Cape Wind and Nai Kun Wind Development Set to Explore Joint Procurement- May 2, 2005


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