BOEM Calls for New York Bight Wind Areas Discussion

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the New York Bight Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting to discuss the draft wind energy areas in the region.

The event will take place on 28 November from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York.

Members of the public are invited to attend and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments.

The agency’s draft wind energy areas were developed based on information received from the Call for Information and Nominations issued earlier this year.

The New York Bight region represents an area of shallow waters between Long Island to the north and east and the New Jersey coast to the south and west. It includes four call areas, delineated as Fairways North, Fairways South, Hudson North, and Hudson South.

The BOEM New York Bight Renewable Energy Task Force is an intergovernmental group whose members include Federal officials and elected state, local, and tribal officials, and/or designated member representatives.

It is comprised of both the New York and New Jersey Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Forces. Two representatives from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland will also be invited to participate.