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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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BOEM Announces Lease Requests for NY and MA Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
North American Windpower
Creator/Author: 
Betsy Lillian
Description: 
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts.
 
The requests, which are for areas on the Outer Continental Shelf, are not in response to a formal call for interest, the agency notes. BOEM says it has finished its review of the requests and deemed them complete. Moreover, it has reviewed the applicants’ qualification materials and determined that the companies are legally, technically and financially qualified to pursue the leases.
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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
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Interior Department Announces 122,000 Acre Offshore North Carolina Auction

Source/Sponsor: 
Department of the Interior
Creator/Author: 
Department of the Interior
Description: 

The Department of the Interior announced that 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017. The Kitty Hawk lease area 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. More information is available on the BOEM website.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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US Wind Applies to Maryland PSC for 750 MW Project

Source/Sponsor: 
US Wind
Creator/Author: 
US Wind
Description: 

US Wind's offshore wind farm application is one of two being considered by Maryland's Public Service Commission. The farm would consist of 187 turbines off the Ocean City coast. The 750 MW farm would produce enough power for more than 500,000 Maryland homes.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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NYSERDA RFP Seeks Offshore Wind Consultants

Source/Sponsor: 
NYSERDA
Creator/Author: 
NYSERDA
Description: 

Offshore wind energy will play an important role in helping New York State achieve its clean energy goals. To develop this valuable resource responsibly and thoughtfully, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is crafting an Offshore Wind Master Plan to outline the State’s comprehensive offshore wind strategy. NYSERDA is issuing an RFP to establish a pool of qualified contractors to assist with the development of the Offshore Wind Master Plan and associated offshore wind energy activities in New York. Proposals are due by Jan. 12, 2017.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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120 MW Skipjack Maryland Offshore Project Application

Source/Sponsor: 
Deepwater Wind
Creator/Author: 
Deepwater Wind
Description: 

Skipjack Offshore Energy LLC applied on Nov. 30 with the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval of a 120-MW wind project that would qualify for a Maryland set-aside program for offshore wind energy. The Skipjack Wind Farm is designed to help the State of Maryland meet its clean energy needs, while satisfying the requirements of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, December 5, 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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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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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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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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