The New England market for wind has gone through a rocky patch. A decade ago, a project called Cape Wind was initiated to put an offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts. This project has provoked howls of protest and brought into being a strong and vocal opposition to wind, on- or off-shore. Many challenges, including a host of different law suits, were thrown at Cape Wind, and while it has come through most of the challenges, it still needs to sell some of its Megawatts before construction can begin.
But the political process has now become clearer. Massachusetts legislation now defines the process of wind farm development, for example delegating decision making to local towns whether or not they want wind turbines within their jurisdiction. Getting a wind turbine project going still requires navigating fractious local politics, but at least the rules are now clear.
There is now much interest in smart grid in the USA, and Denmark is an acknowledged leader in this field.
We have experience in the Danish wind turbine industry, and we have followed Massachusetts politics of wind. In the process we have developed contacts with many of the players involved. We can assist with many aspects of wind and smart grid business in New England.
For more on how to get a Smart Grid or Wind company into USA, see USA Startup with EASE.