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Deepwater Wind aims to submit its permit applications for the Skipjack offshore wind farm in 2019 and has put together a Maryland-based team that will support the project's permitting and help bring it to construction.
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.
US Wind Inc and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind have expressed their support to Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and the plans to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2040. As reported, CEJA will see the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity in Maryland by 2030. In May 2017, this US East Coast […]
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 […]
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is beginning a new phase of work that will help inform the design and locations of the turbines at the South Fork Wind Farm and Revolution Wind projects.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.
Deepwater Wind is currently preparing to submit more than 20 local, state and federal applications for its South Fork offshore wind farm in early 2018 and has now opened an office in East Hampton, New York, to support the development of the project, according to U.S. media.
US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC's order published earlier this month.
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.
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 Baltimore City Council has voted 14 - 0 in favour of a resolution urging the Maryland Public Service Commission to approve one or both of the offshore wind farm proposals currently under consideration, the Clean Water Action reports
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.
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 offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has received a unanimous approval from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for the 90MW Deepwater ONE South Fork wind farm, the nation's largest offshore wind farm and the first one to be built off New York. Speaking ahead of the vote and to a room packed with the supporters […]
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board is expected to approve a contract for New York's first offshore wind farm this Wednesday, 25 January, according to the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. After receiving support for the project from environmentalists, labor groups, elected officials, civic organizations, and the public, LIPA is anticipated to vote yes on Deepwater […]
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday called on the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to approve Deepwater Wind's South Fork offshore wind farm. LIPA has indicated that contract negotiations are close to final, and the 90MW project will be voted a meeting on 25 January. In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo […]
Deepwater Wind and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), who were set to reach an agreement on the 90MW Deepwater ONE – South Fork project in July, are now expected to do so by the end of this year, according to the national media. Namely, LIPA was expected to approve the offshore wind farm off Long […]
A group of researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Cornell University are investigating how the proposed offshore wind farms off Ocean City, Maryland, could affect the travels of marine mammals in the area. Every three months, a crew of scientists and assistants rides a boat out into the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City […]
Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first and only offshore wind farm in US waters, has announced plans to construct a 120MW offshore wind farm, the Skipjack wind farm, some 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland. Deepwater Wind has secured the rights to acquire the site’s federal lease, subject to regulatory approval. The developer also […]