The Alliance supports land-based wind projects where appropriately sited and in the general interest of the local community. Land-based wind is often more favorable than offshore wind due to better economics, less risk, and the existence of a regulatory process.
The Kibby Wind Project in Maine is operational and when fully complete will be able to sell its excess capacity into Massachusetts. They have offered to sell power to Massachusetts at approximately 11 cents per kiloWatt hour - much less than Cape Wind.
The Beacon Hill Institute found that "an appropriately-placed land-based facility in an area with wind conditions comparable to, or even significantly less than, those on Horseshoe Shoal would be substantially less costly for the greater society than the Cape Wind project."