Mayflower Wind Project Information

The purpose of this page is to make it easy for citizens to access all information which FHMNA posts on our website regarding the Mayflower Wind Project (which proposes to connect electricity from the planned wind farm about 30 miles south of Martha‚Äôs Vineyard to the MA electrical grid, possibly through Falmouth Heights).¬† All posts to date are listed below, under the list of the “Most Important Links”.

Members receive advance notice of meetings and presentations and an email when we publish a post.¬† Others may visit the website at any time.¬† If you reside or own residential property in our ‚ÄúFocus Area‚ÄĚ (see map), you may join FHMNA to receive advance notice and invitations to/of all posts, member meetings and parties (see instructions on this website).

IMPORTANT LINKS (embedded in articles posted on the dates noted).

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN below this section to read all posts.

5/18/22: see post below for information about the Falmouth Select Board Public Forum 6/8/22 

5/1/22: see post below which includes a link to the Mayflower Wind “Virtual Tour of the SouthCoast Project”, Brayton Point, Somerset, MA (not Falmouth).

4/2/22: see post below which includes a link to the letters people have written to the State Links: Falmouth & MA Online Reports, Exponent Reports (Falmouth Consulting Engineer); Note Regarding Host Community Agreement (not yet public)

3/20/22: see post below, Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House (March 3, 2022) Can Now Be Viewed Online

3/16/22: see post below for Falmouth Select Board quotes, Falmouth Select Board Plans On Airing Concerns Over Mayflower Wind At Public Hearing AND  Select Board Plans Full Airing of Mayflower Wind Project

3/14/22: see post below, FHMNA Opposition Letter to Select Board Regarding Mayflower Wind (3/13/22) for summary of FHMNA opinion.

3/10/22: Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83351866878 to March 24, 2022. See post below dated 3/10 for more information about this important Massachusetts meeting: Mayflower Wind Energy LLC Notice of Adjudication and Public Comment Hearing

12/19/21: see post below with this date: Federal Consistency Review – 21 day comment period

12/13/21:  See post below with this date for a number of links including one to the full 507 page 11/17/21 Mayflower Wind petition.

12/9/21: See this post to learn more about commenting, the results of comments received, and the complete version of the Mayflower Wind ENF : Mayflower Wind Public Notice of Environmental Review ENF Access Information 

9/27/21: Windflower Wind map of 2nd cable option landing on Central Park Ave area proceeding over to and up Falmouth Heights Road to the substation.¬† Scroll down to “Making landfall”.

8/7/21: The following two links are items handed out to members at our Annual Meeting on August 7, 2021 and will be included as links in the minutes when they are published.  The Mayflower Wind Falmouth Fact Sheet contains general information for all Falmouth citizens.  The Mayflower Wind FAQs for FHMNA were specific answers to questions asked by our members for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

2/27/21: Mayflower Wind Newsletter.¬† Includes link to the video “Virtual Town Hall” which took place on 2/10/21.

5/17/21: Select Board Chooses Independent Consultant (Mayflower Wind Project).

5/3/21: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House May 18, 2021 6:30-7:30 on YouTube as “The Future of Clean Energy is Here”.

2/12/21: To watch the 50 minute ZOOM meeting sponsored by FHMNA for our members on 1/27/21, click on this link and enter this passcode: i$rFNcQ7.¬† Read the full article (below) for the FHMNA President’s introduction.

11/15/20 & 11/8/20: Mayflower Wind: Links to News Articles & Video on Demand. See FCTV video on demand (scroll to 1:51:50 through 3:01) of Mayflower Wind’s initial presentation to the Select Board and various newpaper articles re. that meeting.

11/8/20: Gradient Technical EMF Memo and General Fact Sheet.  From: Information About and From Mayflower Wind.

ALL FHMNA POSTS/ARTICLES (and some notes) BEGINNING OCTOBER 3, 2020:

Posted 6/3/22:¬† “Stop Mayflower Wind Through Our Neighborhoods” Ad Not Published by the Enterprise¬†¬†

Posted 5/29/22:  Help Us STOP Mayflower Wind Going Through Falmouth Neighborhoods  

Posted 5/28/22:  Mayflower Wind Cables Still Slated for Falmouth Landing Despite Confusing News Articles 

Posted 5/18/22: Falmouth Select Board Hosts Public Forumm on Mayflower Wind Proposal (Media Release)

Posted 5/10/22: Select Board Public Forum re Mayflower Wind Cable Project, Wednesday, June 8, 6PM

Posted 5/2/22: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House 5/4/22, Brayton Point, Somerset, MA (not Falmouth)  

Posted 4/21/22:  Select Board to Host Public Forum to Discuss Mayflower Wind Cable Project   

Posted 4/16/22:¬† Mayflower Wind’s Plans for Falmouth Include Substation the Size of Falmouth Mall¬†

Posted 4/8/22:¬† STOP Mayflower Wind’s Cables Signs (Falmouth Enterprise)

Posted 4/2/22: Vineyard Wind Cable Installations at Covell’s Beach, Centerville (Next to Craigville Beach, Barnstable)

Posted 4/2/22: Links: Falmouth & MA Online Reports, Exponent Reports (Falmouth Consulting Engineer); Note Regarding Host Community Agreement (not yet public)

Posted 3/27/22: Important Update: FHMNA’s Ongoing Efforts to Oppose Mayflower Wind’s Project Proposal¬†

Posted 3/25/22: Select Board Executive Session 3/28/22, Mayflower Wind  

Posted 3/24/22: Mayflower Wind Hearing Postponed РWXTK Radio 

Posted 3/23/22: Mayflower Wind Hearing Postponed РFalmouth Enterprise  

Posted 3/21/22: Mayflower Wind EFSB Public Comment Hearing 3/24/22 Postponed – Letter from Mayflower Wind

Posted 3/20/22: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House (March 3, 2022) Can Now Be Viewed Online

Posted 3/16/22 (edited 3/19): Falmouth Select Board Plans On Airing Concerns Over Mayflower Wind At Public Hearing AND Select Board Plans Full Airing of Mayflower Wind Project 

Posted 3/15/22: Falmouth Energy Committee March 9, 2022 & DPU 21-143 Mayflower Wind Request

Posted 3/14/22: FHMNA Opposition Letter to Select Board Regarding Mayflower Wind (3/13/22)

Emailed to members 3/12/22: Select Board Executive Session Agenda for 3/14, Mayflower Wind “value of cable easements”.

Posted 3/10/22: Mayflower Wind Energy LLC Notice of Adjudication and Public Comment Hearing

Posted 2/16/22: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House Specifically  for the Falmouth Community 3/3/22 6:30-7:30 

Posted 2/24/22: FHMNA Letter to Town Meeting Members re: Cables Transiting the Heights

Posted 2/5/22: Mayflower Wind – Letter to the Editor “Falmouth Nuisance Bylaw”¬†

Posted 2/4/22: Mayflower Wind – Letter to the Editor and FHMNA Rebuttal

Posted 1/28/22:¬†Mayflower Wind: Heights residents Melanie and Steve Markowski – Letter to the Editor “Many Unanswered Questions“, Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, January 21, 2022 page 5.

Posted 1/26/22: Letter from Kelsey Perry regarding Clarification of Agenda for the Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House 1/27/2022

Posted 1/18/22: Letters to the Editor re. Mayflower Wind Project, Published by the Falmouth Enterprise on January 14, 2022 (including a letter from the FHMNA President).

Posted 1/7/22:   Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House Thursday, 1/27/22, 6:30-7:30 

Posted 1/1/22: Mayflower Wind: Falmouth Enterprise 12/31/21 Editorial Sums It Up

Posted 12/25/21: Select Board 12/20/21 10-Minute Update on Mayflower Wind Cable Project Turns Into 35 Minutes with Citizen Comments

Posted 12/19/21: Cape Cod Times 12/17/21: Wind Power Pipeline Set to Double

Posted 12/19/21: Comments Due 21 Days From 12/17/21: Federal Consistency Review – Mayflower Wind Project

Posted 12/18/21: Mayflower Wind Member Survey Results & Call to Action: Select Board 12/20/21 Agenda ‚Äď Mayflower Wind Discussion

Posted 12/13/21:¬†Clarification of the Mayflower Wind Petition and our email of 12/6/21 ‚ÄúMayflower Wind Petitions Filed 11/17/21 with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs‚ÄĚ

Posted 12/9/21: Mayflower Wind Public Notice of Environmental Review ENF Access Information 

Posted 12/6/21: Notice of Environmental Review Project: Mayflower Wind (Falmouth Connector) – Comments requested

Posted 12/6/21: Mayflower Wind Petitions Filed 11/17/21 With the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Posted 11/3/21: Open Letter from Mayflower Wind Requesting Public Comment

Posted 9/27/21: Mayflower Wind rejects Surf Drive as a cable landfall site.

Posted 8/4/21: FHMNA Annual Meeting, Saturday, August 7, 2020. Agenda item #5: Mayflower Wind Discussion (including question and answer session).  (As of 9/19/21, the Annual Meeting Minutes have not been posted yet.  Until posting, you may request a draft copy by emailing us.)

Posted 5/23/21: Enterprise Articles: Mayflower Wind & Shipwrecked (restaurant).

Posted 5/17/21: Select Board Chooses Independent Consultant (Mayflower Wind Project).

Posted 5/3/21: FHMNA: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House May 18, 2021 6:30-7:30.

Posted 3/5/21: Mayflower Wind Bore Holes & Select Board Agenda. Includes photos.

Posted 2/27/21: Mayflower Wind 2/26/21 Newsletter (article) and the newsletter itself.

Posted 2/15/21: Cable Boring Test to Begin Tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/16/21).

Posted 2/12/21: Mayflower Wind ZOOM Presentation for FHMNA Members (January 27, 2021).

Posted 1/15/21: Hold the date (1/27/21) ‚Äď Mayflower Wind / FHMNA Zoom Presentation.

{psted 11/15/20: Mayflower Wind: Links to News Articles & Video on Demand.

Posted 11/10/20: Mayflower Wind Request for Bore Hole Testing Approved by Select Board. 

Posted 11/8/20:  Information About and From Mayflower Wind.

Posted 10/31/20: Mayflower Wind Update.

From 10/26/20: The Select Board discussed the matter but no vote was taken. Here is the discussion from their minutes online:¬†‚Äú5. Announcements:¬† Chair English Braga noted many emails about the Mayflower project have been received and read. Mr. Brown and Ms. Taylor met with Mayflower last week, outlined their concerns, and the information that would be helpful. Ms. Taylor believed they were clear about the lack of information, particularly around health and safety. Making sure information is made to the public before going forward. The Select Board is charged with getting the information and making decision that is best for Town. Mr. Jones noted the later item on the agenda has nothing to do with Mayflower.‚ÄĚ

Posted 10/12/20: Vote Delayed on Mayflower Wind/Heights Beach Parking Lot Bore Holes.

From 10/5/20: Select Board minutes:  No vote was taken to approve MayFlower Wind’s request to conduct test boring at the Heights Beach Parking Lot, Surf Drive Beach or Blacksmith Shop Road sites because the Board did not yet have clearance from the town lawyer on this matter.

Posted 10/3/20: CALL TO ACTION: Select Board to VOTE Monday, 10/5/20 ‚Äď Heights Beach to be studied for an underground cable transfer from an 804-megawatt wind farm located more than 20 miles south of Martha‚Äôs Vineyard to an inland substation.