Cape Wind is continuing its fight to build a 468MW offshore wind farm off the US east coast after launching an appeal against a state board decision to deny extensions to transmission line permits.
The developer has asked the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse the Energy Facilities Siting Board decision.
Cape Wind said the board committed several errors of law and acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner.”
The board also exceeded its authority and interfered with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s jurisdiction, as the wind farm would be built in federal waters, Cape Wind has claimed.
The developer had requested a two-year extension through 1 May 2017 for the 18-mile subsea and underground cables.
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