New York State announces second offshore wind solicitation for up to 2,500 MW of projects
August 28, 2020 by Val Stori

New York State issued its second offshore wind solicitation for 1,700 MW up to 2,500 MW—the largest such solicitation in the United States.

Historic, Record-breaking Offshore Wind Lease Auction
December 18, 2018 by Val Stori

Equinor Wind, Mayflower Wind, and Vineyard Wind are the three provisional winners of last Friday’s BOEM competitive wind energy area lease auction.

Northeast Sets Course for Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind
August 6, 2018 by Val Stori

On Wednesday, August 1st, three Massachusetts electric utilities filed long-term contracts with the Department of Public Utilities for the largest procurement of offshore wind in U.S. history.

NYSERDA Given Broad Discretion on Crafting Offshore Wind Solicitation—Comments on Developing the RFP Due August 10th
August 3, 2018 by Val Stori

Moving forward on New York Governor Cuomo’s goal to procure 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, NYSERDA has launched an RFI to solicit input to inform the development of an RFP for procuring Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits.

Photographer: Jan Arne Wold / Woldcam. Courtesy of Statoil.
Options for “Getting to Shore” Discussed at First U.S. Offshore Transmission Conference
June 1, 2018 by Val Stori

The opportunities and challenges of developing a cost effective, technically feasible, environmentally responsible offshore transmission network and interconnecting the offshore cables were the topics of the day at the first Offshore Wind Transmission, USA conference last week.

Regional Cooperation Stressed at the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting
May 30, 2018 by Val Stori

On May 9th, BOEM held its Task Force Meeting for the New York Bight to present an overview of its Call for Information and Nominations, provide updates on recent developments, and seek public input.

The Launch of a U.S. Offshore Wind Industry
February 7, 2018 by Val Stori

Contributing to the growing list of major milestones for the U.S. offshore wind sector, this week the Governors from both New York and New Jersey announced commitments to launch the nation’s largest offshore wind solicitations. These commitments confirm the strong business case for offshore wind.

Block Island Wind Farm. Photo by Val Stori, Clean Energy Group.
Will 2018 Be Another Good Year for U.S. Offshore Wind?
January 5, 2018 by Val Stori

2017 was a banner year for offshore wind in the U.S. Boosted by the start of commercial operations at the Block Island Wind Farm in December 2016, the offshore wind sector gathered momentum and made significant progress over the year.

Firm Public Commitment, a Pipeline of Projects, and Investment Driving UK Offshore Wind Cost Reductions and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
September 25, 2017 by Val Stori

The UK offshore wind sector splashed media headlines this month with two sweeping announcements.

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The Winds of May
June 5, 2017 by Val Stori

May was an exciting month for the U.S.’s emerging offshore wind sector.