Siting, Leasing, & Permitting

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COMMERCIAL LEASE OF SUBMERGED LANDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

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

On  Feb. 23, 2022, BOEM held an offshore wind auction for six lease areas in the New York Bight.  The lease sale drew competitive winning bids from six companies totaling approximately $4.37 billion. This is the Executive Lease for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight, LLC.

 

     
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    Publication Date: 
    Sunday, May 1, 2022
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    Site Assessment Plan (SAP) Maryland Offshore Wind Project Lease OCS-A 0490

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

    US Wind has decided to utilize a metocean buoy and meteorological tower offshore Maryland. Accordingly, US Wind is submitting this SAP for the deployment, operation and decommissioning of a metocean buoy. Much of the information contained in the original SAP has been retained and updated where needed along with new information specific to the metocean buoy and its deployment and operation from 2016 up to 2021.

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    Publication Date: 
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
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    Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project offshore North Carolina

    Source/Sponsor: 
    BOEM
    Creator/Author: 
    Kitty Hawk Offshore
    Description: 

    At this time, the Company proposes to develop approximately 40 percent of the Lease Area, an area located 12 in the northwest corner closest to shore (19,441 ha, referred to as the Wind Development Area). 13 Infrastructure in the Wind Development Area will include wind turbine generators (WTGs), inter-array 14 cables, and an electrical service platform (ESP). The Project will connect from the ESP through offshore 15 export cables (within a designated corridor) and onshore export cables to the new onshore substation in 16 Virginia Beach, Virginia, where the renewable electricity generated will be transmitted to the electric grid.

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    Publication Date: 
    Monday, April 26, 2021
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    Humboldt Wind Energy Final EA

    Source/Sponsor: 
    BOEM
    Creator/Author: 
    U.S. Department of the Interior OCS EIS/EA
    Description: 

    As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it has completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore northern California, and based on its analysis has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI). 

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    Publication Date: 
    Thursday, May 5, 2022
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    Power Sector, Supply Chain, Jobs, and Emissions Implications of 30 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Power by 2030

    Source/Sponsor: 
    NREL
    Creator/Author: 
    Eric Lantz, Garrett Barter, Patrick Gilman, David Keyser, Trieu Mai, Melinda Marquis, Matthew Mowers, Matt Shields, Paul Spitsen, and Jeremy Stefek
    Description: 
    The Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Study evaluates coordinated transmission solutions to enable offshore wind energy deployment along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, addressing gaps in existing analyses.
     
    State renewable energy targets and the national goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030 show strong government support for offshore wind energy development. Meeting the goal of 30 GW by 2030 could unlock a pathway to 110 GW by 2050. Ensuring adequate and timely transmission access for offshore wind is critical to achieving state and national deployment goals.
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    Publication Date: 
    Sunday, August 1, 2021
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    Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain

    Source/Sponsor: 
    US Department of Energy
    Creator/Author: 
    US Department of Energy
    Description: 

    Land-based and offshore wind are expected to be a cornerstone for achieving U.S. clean electricity generation objectives, including 100% clean electricity by 2035 and an 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030. Meeting these goals will require significant expansion of domestic supply chains and installation of unprecedented amounts of wind capacity. To meet this challenge, researchers compiled a report examining the U.S. land-based and offshore wind energy supply chain, including raw materials, processed materials, components, sub-components, and recycling.

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    Publication Date: 
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
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    Supply Chain Deep Dive Assessment U.S. Department of Energy Response to Executive Order 14017, “America’s Supply Chains”

    Source/Sponsor: 
    US Department of Energy
    Creator/Author: 
    US Department of Energy
    Description: 

    The report “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” lays out the challenges and opportunities faced by the United States in the energy supply chain as well as the federal government plans to address these challenges and opportunities. It is accompanied by several issue-specific deep dive assessments, including this one, in response to Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply Chains,” which directs the Secretary of Energy to submit a report on supply chains for the energy sector industrial base. The Executive Order is helping the federal government to build more secure and diverse U.S. supply chains, including energy supply chains.

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    Publication Date: 
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
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    Senate Bill 440 for Gulf of Maine

    Source/Sponsor: 
    New Hampshire's Senate
    Creator/Author: 
    Energy and Natural Resources
    Description: 
    This bill authorizes the public utilities commission to approve power purchase agreements for wind energy produced in the Gulf of Maine and establishes the clean energy resources committee to review said agreements.
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    Publication Date: 
    Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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    Senate Bill 268 for Gulf of Maine

    Source/Sponsor: 
    New Hampshire's Senate
    Creator/Author: 
    Energy and Natural Resources
    Description: 
    This bill directs the public utilities commission to ensure that certain requirements relative to impact and use studies are met prior to approving power purchase agreements for energy derived from the Gulf of Maine.
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    Publication Date: 
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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    An Act to provide for the investment in and expansion of the offshore wind industry in the Commonwealth

    Source/Sponsor: 
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Creator/Author: 
    Thomas A. Golden, Jr
    Description: 

    A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and Patricia A. Haddad relative to making appropriations for the investment in and expansion of the offshore wind industry. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

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    Publication Date: 
    Monday, February 15, 2021
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