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BOEM Draft Guidance on Use of a Project Design Envelope

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 
Before a lessee may build an offshore wind energy facility on their commercial wind lease, they must submit a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for review and approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) (see 30 CFR 585.620(C)). Pursuant to 30 CFR 585.626, the COP must include a description of all planned facilities, including onshore and support facilities, as well as anticipated project easement needs for the project. It must also describe the activities related to the project including construction, commercial operations, maintenance, decommissioning, and site clearance procedures. There are benefits to allowing lessees to describe a reasonable range of project designs in a COP, because of the project complexity, the unpredictability of the environment in which it will be constructed, and/or the rapid pace of technological development within the industry.
 
In the renewable energy industry, a permit application or plan that describes a reasonable range of project designs is referred to as taking a Project Design Envelope (PDE) approach. BOEM has decided that it will give offshore renewable energy lessees the option to use a PDE approach when submitting a COP. This draft guidance outlines the use of a PDE approach in a COP. This PDE approach is an entirely voluntary option.
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Publication Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
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Delaware Establishes Offshore Wind Working Group

Source/Sponsor: 
State of Delaware
Creator/Author: 
State of Delaware
Description: 
Delaware Governor John Carney on August 28, 2017 signed an executive order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve Delaware.
 
The working group will begin meeting in September and will review economic opportunities and environmental benefits of offshore wind development, and the costs and benefits of developing offshore wind. Working group members also will review laws and regulations governing the development of renewable energy, and recommend changes. Additionally, they will identify barriers and opportunities involved in developing offshore wind to benefit Delawareans.
 
By December 15, 2017, the working group will submit a report to the Governor that makes recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware, and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry. The group also will draft any necessary legislation, including possible amendments to Delaware’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
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Publication Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Proposed Amendment to H.R. 3219 Concerning Funding of Cape Wind Energy Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio
Creator/Author: 
Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio
Description: 

Representative Stivers' amendment to Division D of H.R. 3219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 (Make American Secure Appropriations Act, 2018), would deny funding from this division to be used for the Cape Wind Energy Project.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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White House Summit on Offshore Wind

Source/Sponsor: 
The White House
Creator/Author: 
Office of the Press Secretary
Description: 

The White House hosted a Summit on Offshore Wind, a gathering of leading federal, state and industry stakeholders committed to the long-term and sustainable development of offshore wind in the United States. At the Summit, the White House announced the following actions in support of the development of offshore wind:

  • Establishing a White House Interagency Working Group on Offshore Wind
  • Fascilitating state cooperation in the Northeast
  • Establishing an international offshore wind regulators forum
  • BOEM lease auctions in North Carolina and New Jersey

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/28/fact-sheet-white-house-summit-offshore-wind

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015
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Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Offshore Wind Energy

Source/Sponsor: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Creator/Author: 
B. Maples, G. Saur, and M. Hand National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. van de Pietermen and T. Obdam Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
Description: 

This report is intended to provide offshore wind industry stakeholders a basis for evaluating potential cost saving installation, operation, and maintenance (IO&M) strategies and technologies.

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/57403.pdf

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2013
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Report of the Committee to Study Offshore Wind Energy and the Development of Other Ocean Power Technology

Source/Sponsor: 
Committee to Study Offshore Wind Energy
Creator/Author: 
Representative Robert Cushing, Chair Senator Martha Fuller Clark, Representative Herbert Vadney, Senator Jeff Woodburn, Representative David Borden, Senator Russell Prescott
Description: 

Report of committee comprised of legislative committee comprised of three senate members and three house members which details advantages and challenges of offshore wind in New Hampshire. The study provides recommendations for developing offshore wind in the Northeast region.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/StatStudComm/committees/2151/documents/Offshore%20wind%20report.pdf

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014
Resource Type: 
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