Block Island Wind Farm. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL
Five Months into the Biden Administration: A Whirlwind of Federal Action on Offshore Wind
June 29, 2021 by Georgena Terry

To date, the Biden Administration has taken a variety of actions to accelerate offshore wind development. Federal agencies have identified new wind energy areas, facilitated environmental review for projects, and supported additional research. Activities abound on the east, west, and gulf coasts.

Offshore Wind Solicitations Address Equity
March 15, 2021 by Georgena Terry

Energy equity has become an increasing priority at both the national and state levels. As offshore wind moves into a major development phase, ensuring that it advances energy equity and environmental justice is essential.

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.

Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Set the Stage for Further Clean Energy Development
August 6, 2018 by Warren Leon

In December 2016, Rhode Island became home to North America’s first offshore wind farm with the successful installation and operation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.

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.

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.