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1 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Avangrid Renewables is conducting geophysical surveys at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease area off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. The work is being carried out in and near the wind lease area and proposed cable corridor from Sandbridge, Virginia, to the east of Corolla, North Carolina. The purpose of the surveys, scheduled for […]

12 March 2019 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

North Carolina's Governor Roy Cooper has set aside USD 1.5 million to boost clean energy and green businesses in the proposed 2019-2021 budget, including a study on North Carolina’s potential to host offshore wind operations and associated jobs. The USD 300,000 study would evaluate state-owned and privately held ports with the potential to host offshore wind […]

11 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

Fifty elected officials, small businesses, community groups, and environmental organizations from North Carolina sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the state’s energy plan.

16 March 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Avangrid Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has secured a lease sale of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, for offshore wind development after 17 auction rounds with a winning bid of USD 9,066,650. Avangrid has beaten three other bidders, Wind Future LLC, Statoil Wind US LLC, and wpd offshore Alpha LLC, to secure what is […]

16 March 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will today auction off 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina for commercial wind energy leasing. The monetary auction will start at 9 AM Eastern Time (2 PM CET) with Offshore WIND providing updates as the action progresses. Six developers are left in contention for the offshore wind lease area off Kitty Hawk, including AVANGRID […]

8 March 2017 Contracts & Tenders

After Northland Power withdrew from the upcoming US offshore wind auction for a site off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Outer Banks Ocean Energy and Shell, which are also among the nine eligible bidders for the area, will not participate in the commercial lease sale to be held on 16 March, the Triangle Business Journal writes.

20 September 2016 Authorities

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public auction seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina, today to describe the format, explain the rules, and demonstrate the process of the auction for an offshore wind lease off North Carolina. Tomorrow, BOEM will hold a public information meeting in Nags Head, North Carolina, to provide an overview of […]

13 April 2016

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the next North Carolina renewable energy task force meeting on 19 April via a webinar. The sixth Nort Carolina task force meeting will focus on the request for information and proposed sale notice for commercial wind leasing offshore North Carolina. The task force is an intergovernmental group and includes […]

23 January 2015 Authorities

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Hopper have announced the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) supporting a potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres of federal waters off the coast of North Carolina for wind energy development. “No challenge poses a greater threat to […]

5 December 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

The carbon pollution from five coal plants could be eliminated in North Carolina if wind power is developed off the North Carolina coast, according to a new analysis by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. The report comes right as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development. “Wind energy is […]

12 August 2014 Authorities

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has defined three Wind Energy Areas offshore North Carolina, which total approximately 307,590 acres, for potential commercial wind energy development. The Wind Energy Areas, announced yesterday by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, include the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Areas (about 122,405 acres), the Wilmington West Wind Energy Areas (about 51,595 […]

17 July 2014 R&D, Technology

On July 24th, in Charlotte, N.C., the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition will convene key stakeholders for a working session to discuss Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection in the Southeast. Experts from industry, national labs, and universities will explore wind energy resource assessment efforts related to coastal and offshore wind in the region, determine […]

26 June 2014 Authorities, R&D

U.S. scientists recently embarked on a mission to map the ocean floor off the coast of North Carolina.  The new data aims to find areas that would be ideal for wind farms with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources. This comes after the federal government allocated funds for wind energy projects off […]

25 March 2014 R&D, Technology

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill will deploy two large buoys 20 miles offshore of the coast and 40 miles north and southwest from Cape Hatteras to capture wind, temperature and barometric pressure data for ongoing research on offshore wind energy. The data will also be made available to the public — […]

5 August 2013 Authorities, R&D

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it will host Visual Simulation Open Houses to present the results of a visualization study that was conducted to accurately represent how wind turbines could be viewed from shore during various weather conditions and times of day. During BOEM’s North Carolina offshore wind planning process, […]

3 July 2013 R&D

Christine M. Voss, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences is leading the next discussion on off-shore wind energy in North Carolina, at the next Coastal Science Cafe on July 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capt. Bill's Waterfront Restaurant located at 701 Evans […]

13 March 2013 Business & Finance

After the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Call for Information and Nominations for commercial wind leases off the North Carolina coast in December, five companies expressed their interest in offshore wind development there, the Charlotte Observer informs. The companies filed positive responses to the call, without obligatory commitments or detailed proposals. “We […]

13 March 2013 Authorities

Sen. Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.  The members issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior on February 28, urging it to move forward quickly in developing the state’s offshore wind resources.  "Offshore wind energy development enjoys broad public […]

5 February 2013 Authorities

As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue expansion of domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced it is extending the comment period on its Call for Information and Nominations (Call) to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in three areas offshore […]

29 January 2013 Authorities

On January 22, Governor Pat McCrory sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Office of Renewable Energy Programs, announcing the support for decision made by the Department of Interior (DOI) to designate three sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development. He said that offshore wind farms would bring […]

13 December 2012

As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it is publishing a Call for Information and Nominations to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in three areas offshore North Carolina and to request comments regarding site […]

13 September 2012 R&D

Environment North Carolina, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organisation, will host a press conference today to present its latest report on the North Carolina's offshore wind potential, writes Lumina News. David Rogers, Environment North Carolina’s field director stated that NC has a potential of 297 GW of offshore wind power. Beside Rogers, the Sierra Club’s Zachary […]

2 August 2012

The North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University, where the future of America’s onshore and offshore wind industry will be discussed, reports Mfrtech news site. This workshop is organised by the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, NIST Manufacturing Extension […]

17 May 2012

As the Policymic news site writes, North Carolina’s innovative legislative proposal, presented in 2011, can be a useful policy model for how the other states could encourage offshore wind development. Governments from states with strong offshore wind potential should send out competitive requests for proposals on development of utility-scale offshore wind energy. The Offshore Wind […]

10 February 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue today released the final report of the Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy providing effective guidance to address North Carolina’s offshore potential energy resources – oil, natural gas, wind, thermal and hydrokinetic technologies. “Our state and nation have critical energy needs if we are going to compete and win in the […]

16 December 2011

The United States has no offshore wind projects in place, but experts are taking a very close look at North Carolina.   By Suzanne Ulbrich (jdnews) [mappress] Source: jdnews, December 16, 2011