Siting, Leasing, & Permitting

(Generation, Transmission, & Grid Interconnection)

Offshore Wind Energy Project Roadmap 2013

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Composites Alliance, Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine
Creator/Author: 
Jeff Thaler
Description: 

Jeff Thaler of the University of Maine produced this roadmap on behalf of the Maine Composites Alliance, the Maine Wind Industry Initiative, and the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine. The entire permitting process for an offshore wind project in Maine is laid out, step-by-step. The roadmap includes all the relevent state level regulations, as well as the necessary federal level requirements. 

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
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Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion

Source/Sponsor: 
United States District Court District of Massachusetts
Creator/Author: 
Richard Sterns
Description: 

Judge Sterns provides his opinion for dismissing the case of Town of Barnstable v. Ann Berwick, on 11th amendment grounds. The Plaintiffs failed to distinguish how their claim was different from previous claims that were dismissed. The opinion is based on previous decisions and makes no statement on the wind farm placement.

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532 KB
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document

FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld

Source/Sponsor: 
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Creator/Author: 
Kenneth Quinn, Jennifer Trock, Osama Hamdy, Robert James
Description: 

The DC Circuit Court upheld that the Cape Wind project would present no hazard as it pertains to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA had previously declared the turbines would not have an effect on radar systems in 2011, and this ruling upheld that decision.

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986 KB
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document

NRDC Public Comments Concerning the Block Island Wind Farm

Source/Sponsor: 
National Resource Defense Council
Creator/Author: 
Katherine Kennedy, Michael Jasny
Description: 

NRDC provides public comments in support of the Block Island Wind Farm, with recommendations to protect marine life.

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2 MB
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document
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Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas

Source/Sponsor: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Creator/Author: 
W. Musial, D. Elliott, J. Fields, Z. Park, G Scott
Description: 

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a technical report on the two leasing areas that were a part of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management auction, evaluating the areas’ geography and wind energy potential.

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2 MB
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document
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Notice of NYPA Request for Offshore Wind Power Lease

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

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) makes a public notice that they received an unsolicited request  from the New York Power Authority for a commercial offshore wind power lease. This notice will lead to an open period for other proposals.

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216 KB
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
Resource Type: 
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Department of State Presentation on Offshore Wind Development

Source/Sponsor: 
New York Department of State
Creator/Author: 
Michael Snyder
Description: 

During a meeting on offshore wind development in New York, the Department of State gave a presentation on the current state of development. These are slides to that presentation

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335 KB
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document
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New York Energy Highway Blueprint

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Creator/Author: 
New York Energy Highway Task Force
Description: 

The Blueprint outlines 13 actions and policy recommendations to modernize the New York power generation and transmission systems to achieve safety, reliability, affordability, and sustainability goals.  Included is a recommendation to perform resource characterization studies for Atlantic offshore wind development, and an evaluation of cost recovery options, for an estimated $2-$5 million by 2014.

 
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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2012
19 MB
Resource Type: 
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Wind, Weather, and Energy Viewer

Source/Sponsor: 
James Madison University (JMU), Virginia Center for Wind Energy (VCWE)
Creator/Author: 
Timmons Group; Weather Flow, Inc.
Description: 

The application enables users to view current measured and modeled meteorological conditions along the coast and across the waters of Virginia.

 
Resource Type: 
Website
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Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System Environmental Report (ER)/Construction and Operations Plan (COP)- Appendix U Navigational Risk Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Deepwater Wind
Creator/Author: 
Tetra Tech EC
Description: 

Appendix U contains a navigational risk assessment of potential risks to navigation safety as a result of the construction, installation, operation, and placement of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012
7 MB
Resource Type: 
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