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Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]
The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) which will incentivize the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity off this US East Coast state by 2030. The assembly has subsequently sent the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill aims to accelerate Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) to […]
Legislators of the U.S. state of Maryland have introduced a bill that would allow at least 1,200MW of additional offshore wind capacity to be built by 2030. If enacted, the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 (S.B. 516) would require 50% of energy supply to come from renewable energy sources by 2030, doubling the current renewable portfolio standard (RPS) […]
US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale has urged Maryland’s House and Senate committee members to incentivize the development of 1,200MW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. In testimony before Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, Vitale called on House and Senate committee members to support […]
US Wind Inc. has appointed Natixis Securities Americas LLC as the sole and exclusive financial advisor for its 268.8MW Maryland offshore wind project. The project involves a total investment of USD 1.6 billion, US Wind, a subsidiary of Toto Holdings SpA, said. It is located 17 miles offshore of Ocean City, Maryland and is expected to be operational […]
Rhode Island-based Blount Boats, Inc. has signed a sub-license agreement with Marine Applied Physics Corp. (MAPC) of Baltimore, Maryland, for the building of South Boats crew transfer vessel designs.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has made available Offshore Wind Business and Workforce Development Grant Programs for the Fiscal Year 2019.
A meteorological tower for US Wind’s 268MW offshore wind farm in Maryland is scheduled to be installed at the offshore project site in August 2018. The met mast will be delivered by Gulf Island Fabrication, which signed a contract with US Wind in March.
US Wind has signed a letter of intent with Devreco to establish and operate an O&M facility in Ocean City, as well as a laydown and handling facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore.
Two public opinion polls have shown continued support for offshore wind development in the State of Maryland, US, believed to create thousands of jobs and millions of capital investment.
Maryland Energy Administration and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will this month hold two workshops on the current offshore wind business and workforce development programs in the state of Maryland.
The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.
Deepwater Wind and US Wind have notified the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on their acceptance of the conditions set out by the PSC earlier this month upon approving offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Scheduling wind farm construction activities in the Maryland Wind Energy Area (WEA) to take place during summer months, from June to September, could reduce the likelihood of disturbance to harbour porpoises, according to a new study.
Following the approval of offshore wind renewable energy credits to Deepwater Wind and US Wind’s Maryland projects, Sierra Club welcomed Maryland PSC’s decision and said that, in addition to bringing local jobs and economic development, the inclusion of offshore wind in the state’s energy production will help reduce Maryland’s reliance on coal and other fossil fuels.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, enabling US Wind and Deepwater Wind (Skipjack Offshore Energy) to install 368MW of capacity.
US Wind has received its final air emissions permit from the Maryland Department of the Environment to install a meteorological tower in the Maryland Wind Energy Area, with the company set to begin the installation process immediately.
The U.S. President Donald Trump last week signed a new executive order that asks for a review of the oil and gas drilling bans imposed by the Obama administration.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) held the second offshore wind public hearing on 30 March and saw hundreds of Marylanders, including legislators, business leaders, labour groups, environmental organisations and other citizens joining the meeting.
Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has cancelled hearings on offshore wind projects scheduled for Tuesday, 14 March, after a severe winter storm closed the state agency’s offices.
Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Breakfast attracted more than 150 local companies who met with representatives form Deepwater Wind and US Wind to discuss their potential involvement in the two projects currently in contention for the state’s Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC), the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the organiser of the event, said.
Maryland’s Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings on two offshore wind farm projects proposed by US Wind and Deepwater Wind in March.
US Wind has chosen JDR Cable Systems as preferred supplier of both inter-array and export cables for its 750MW wind farm off the coast of Maryland.
The Maryland State Senate, in conjunction with the House of Delegates earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill, which was vetoed last May, will increase and accelerate the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, […]
US Wind, which plans to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Ocean City, hosted a third meeting for offshore wind supply chain companies in Salisbury, Maryland on 9 January.