Students make impact in offshore wind efforts

Students in the offshore wind class CEE-193A: Power Systems and Markets, taught by Professors Barbara Kates-Garnick and Eric Hines filed a submission to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)’s Request for Comments on Offshore Wind Transmission. This filing serves as an excellent example of cross pollination of policy and engineering and demonstrates possibilities for further collaboration. The students will attend the hearing and be available to decision makers who want to follow up.

UPDATE: April 10, 2020

On April 10, 2020, five students from the School of Engineering and Fletcher filed their second response to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources request for comments on offshore wind transmission.

In the process of developing the submission, the group created a four-page brochure to solicit feedback from over a dozen public- and private-sector industry players, many of whom are leaders in their organizations. The response was overwhelmingly positive, indicating tremendous potential for further similar activities that make an impact on the climate and energy conversation. This work is both original on a scholarly level, and timely with respect to the energy transition. Tufts is recognized throughout the industry for our thoughtful approach to systems-level issues and the depth and clarity of our analysis.The Tufts offshore wind program is in the process of submitting multiple research proposals to further advance this work.

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