Government Policy & Regulation

Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project - Task Force Meeting

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project
Creator/Author: 
Dominion Virginia Power
Description: 

This presentation reviews Virginia's offshore wind background and accomplishments. It addresses VOWTAP project specifics

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Federal Leasing for Offshore Wind Grows

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Description: 

This article examines trends in cumulative purchased federal leases for offshore wind land areas with an emphasis on Atlantic coast activity. 

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Publication Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
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Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Plan Research Activities Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
Dominion Resources
Creator/Author: 
Dominion Resources
Description: 

The Research Activities Plan describes Dominion' s project to install two advanced-technology, 6-megawatt wind turbines in federal waters about 24 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. At peak production, the turbines would generate enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. Current bids for constructing the project range from about $300 million to $380 million, compared with an initial estimate of about $230 million.

This document was submitted to BOEM in December, 2013 and most recently revised in April, 2015. The full report can be found here.

In May, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its withdrawal of $40 million in funding. Dominion planned to consult with other members of VOWTAP to decide on the next steps. 

Publication Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
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Maryland PSC Announces Proceeding to Evaluate Offshore Wind Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Public Service Commission of Maryland
Creator/Author: 
Public Service Commission of Maryland
Description: 

The Maryland PSC announced that two offshore wind project applications were submitted, found to be administratively complete, and found to have met the minimum threshold criteria. The applicants are (i) US Wind, Inc., a subsidiary of Toto Holding SpA, and (ii) Skipjack Offshore Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind Holdings, LLC. The Maryland PSC announced a docketed proceeding to conduct a multipart review to evaluate and compare the applications.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Rhode Island H.B.7413

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island General Assembly
Creator/Author: 
Reps. Ruggiero, Jacquard, Craven, Carson, and O'Grady
Description: 

H.B. 7413 enacted on June 2016 extends the state Renewable Energy Standard (RES) to 2035, which was previously set to expire at the end of 2019. The RES is set to increase by 1.5% annually, thereby requiring 38.5% of the total retail electricity be obtained from eligible renewable resources by 2035.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016
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BOEM Proposed Sale Notice offshore North Carolina

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

On August 12, 2016, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the release of the Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 7 Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) and Request for Interest (RFI) for 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
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Fifth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Description: 

The report states that Maine met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010. Maine’s gross state product continued to increase while energy consumption and emissions declined.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Maine Offshore Permitting Road Map

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Composites Alliance, Maine Wind Industry Initiative, E2 Tech
Creator/Author: 
Jeff Thaler
Description: 

The Roadmap serves as an instructional outline for permitting and licensing in the Gulf of Maine for developers. It is intended to help guide potential wind and ocean energy developers to the Gulf of Maine.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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New York offshore wind lease sale announced

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

On October 27, 2016, BOEM announced the publication of the Final Sale Notice (FSN) for a lease sale offshore New York and the availability of a revised environmental assessment for site assessment and site characterization activities in the area.

 

The lease area is located 11.5 nautical miles (nm) from Jones Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area extends approximately 24 nmi southeast at its longest portion. The project area consists of 5 full OCS blocks and 143 sub-blocks. Materials related to the FSN are below.

 

More information can be found on BOEM's New York activities page.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Revised Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
U.S Department of the Interior
Description: 

BOEM is announcing the availability of a revised Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for commercial wind lease issuance, site characterization activities (geophysical, geotechnical, archaeological, and biological surveys), and site assessment activities (including the installation and operation of a meteorological tower and/ or buoys) on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf offshore North Carolina. The revised EA provides a discussion of potential impacts of the proposed action and an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.

The press release describing this action is available here.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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