Jul 23, 2021 | News Story

Climate Jobs NY Update: New Offshore Wind PLA

In another step forward for offshore wind in our region, this week the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Trades Council and Vineyard Wind signed a project labor agreement (PLA) for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm, paving the way to bring approximately 500 family-sustaining union jobs to the area.The project will bring power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts, save ratepayers $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation, and is expected to reduce carbon emission by more than 1.6 million tons per year, the equivalent of removing 325,000 cars off the road annually, according to Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey.

In addition to the Vineyard Wind 1 building plans, the joint efforts will increase recruitment and training opportunities for underserved communities.