The agreement includes installing state-of-the-art collision detection equipment, including cameras, to document wildlife impacts.
Positioning wind turbines to minimize wind wake interference with other turbines could boost overall output and revenue.
A new alliance seeks to collect and share information on the relationships between fisheries and wind development.
State officials are considering whether to launch a second request for projects as soon as next month.
The proposal to legislators asks for $300,000 to study the state’s potential role in the offshore wind industry.