Cape Wind Deadline Halted While Mass. Mulls Extension

Law360, San Francisco (May 29, 2015, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts has temporarily extended the construction deadline for a $2.6 billion offshore project known as Cape Wind, giving the state's energy siting board more time to consider the embattled project's request for a two-year extension, officials said Friday.

Cape Wind planners made the request April 7, asking the board to prolong the deadline to begin construction, set for May 1 of this year, according to Andrew Greene, director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board. The bid came after National Grid and Eversource Energy canceled long-term contracts to buy 77.5 percent of Cape Wind's output, the Boston Globe reported, but before...

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