Historic, Record-breaking Offshore Wind Lease Auction

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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