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BOEM Publishes Request for Feedback on Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a high-level assessment of all waters offshore the United States Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease locations.
 
BOEM is seeking input on the Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf through a Request for Feedback (RFF) that published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2018.
 
BOEM is considering multiple factors to help assess which geographic areas along the Atlantic are the most likely to have highest potential for successful offshore wind development. 
 
BOEM is seeking input on all aspects of our proposed path forward, but particularly, the merits of these factors and whether there are other factors that should be considered at this preliminary stage.
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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
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NYSERDA Letter to BOEM Regarding New York State's Area for Consideration

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Description: 

This letter submits an Area for Consideration for BOEM's Area Identification Process. Within the Area for Consideration, BOEM is urged to expediciously identify at least four new Wind Energy Areas (WEA), each capable of supporting at lease 800 MW, and to conduct lease auctions for these WEAs.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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New York State Area for Consideration for Offshore Wind Areas Map

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Description: 

New York State submitted maps to BOEM of the four Wind Energy Areas within the Area for Consideration. As part of its Offshore Wind Master Plan, New York State began with over 16,000 square miles of area called the Offshore Study Area. The Area of Consideration represents approximately ten percent of the original Offshore Study Area, refined through a rigorous process.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
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BOEM Approves Bay State Wind Site Assessment Plan for Massachusetts

Source/Sponsor: 
North American Wind Power
Creator/Author: 
Betsy Lillian
Description: 
Bay State Wind’s site assessment plan (SAP) has been approved by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Bay State Wind is a utility-scale wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. DONG Energy and Eversource make up the Bay State Wind joint venture.
 
This is BOEM’s first approval of an offshore wind SAP. Bay State Wind will submit a proposal to Massachusetts utilities for contracts which will be awarded in 2018.
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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BOEM Reassignment of Delaware Lease

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

On December 2, 2016, BOEM received an application to assign 100% of commercial lease OCS-A 0482 to GSOE I, LLC. BOEM approved the assignment on December 20, 2016. 

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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Interior Department Auctions Over 79,000 acres offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Interior
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

BOEM has announced the completion of the nation's sixth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters. The provisionsal winner of the lease is Statoil Wind US LLC. 79, 350 acres offshore New York have been leased to Statoil for $42, 469, 725.

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-auctions-over-7900...https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-auctions-over-79000-acres-offshore-new-york-wind-energy

Publication Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2016
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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo Letter to BOEM Regarding the NY Wind Energy Area

Source/Sponsor: 
State of Rhode Island
Creator/Author: 
Governor Gina Raimondo
Description: 

In this letter to BOEM, Rhode Island encourages BOEM to consider the Rhode Island model of stakeholder engagement and to engage with Rhode Island stakeholders as BOEM reviews NY wind energy area development plans. Development plans may impact RI commercial fishermen. Rhode Island qualifies as an "affected state" and should be eligible to participate in the interstate renewable energy task force for the NY wind energy area.

 

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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BOEM Publishes Study of the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on Commercial Fishing

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The report is titled Socio-Economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fisheries in the U.S. Atlantic. Recognizing the importance that commercial and recreational fisheries play in the U.S. economy and to food supply, BOEM worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service to better understand fishing activity as it relates to areas of potential offshore wind energy development.

 
This report will inform BOEM's decision-making related to future offshore wind energy development by identifying potentially affected fisheries that may require additional information and analysis.
 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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BOEM Awards North Carolina Competitive Lease Sale

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

On March 16, 2017, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced the completion of the nation’s seventh competitive lease sale for renewable wind energy in federal waters. A Wind Energy Area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina received the high bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables, LLC, the provisional winner.

BOEM has been working with the North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force since 2010 to identify an area of sufficient size for offshore wind development, while avoiding ecologically sensitive areas and multiple use conflicts. The North Carolina lease area, designated OCS-A 0508, begins about 24 nautical miles from shore and extends 25.7 nautical miles in a general southeast direction. Its seaward extent ranges from 13.5 nautical miles in the north to .6 of a nautical mile in the south.

Using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s estimates of 3 megawatts (MW) per square kilometer, the lease area has a potential generating capacity of 1,486 MW, enough energy to power more than 500,000 homes. The actual size of the wind energy project will be determined by the developer.

 

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Publication Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
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SC Wind Energy Supply Chain Survey & Offshore Wind Economic Impact Study

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University, SC Coastal Conservation League
Description: 

The purpose is to assess the estimated economic impact of a 40 MW demonstration offshore wind farm off South Carolina, including electric rate impacts.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
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