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The UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has confirmed that the UK Government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a Sector Deal.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public information meeting on current planning activities for possible offshore wind development in California.
The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
Poland plans to develop 8GW of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea by 2035 and will soon pass a law to this effect, Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, said.
The Japanese Cabinet has re-introduced a bill promoting commercial use of offshore wind to the 197th extraordinary National Diet session which started on 24 October and will last for 48 days.
The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is organising a New York Offshore Wind Supplier Forum to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel on 15 November.
The three offshore wind projects selected in the UK’s second Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round have passed their 12-month milestone requirement, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.
German energy company EnBW Energie-Baden-Württemberg AG is opening an office in New Jersey at the end of the year to serve as the base for EnBW’s participation in offshore wind opportunities in New Jersey and New York.
The large volume of viable offshore wind projects in the UK means total installed offshore wind capacity could reach more than 30GW by 2030, firmly placing it as the leading source of low carbon power in the country, Paul Cooley, Director of Generation Development at SSE plc, said.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding two public information meetings regarding the state’s goal to develop 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030.
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the solicitation of up to 800MW of offshore wind capacity.
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has received USD 230,000 from the New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office to promote offshore energy workforce development and training programs in New York.
German energy company Innogy has agreed to sell a 41% stake in its 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK to Japan’s J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%).
New York power agencies and partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study of successful offshore wind transmission models with a specific focus on largescale European projects.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the US Department of Interior to delineate and lease at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the state’s Offshore Wind Master Plan.
Innogy SE has appointed David Few as Project Director for the largest project in its current development portfolio, the 1.2 GW Sofia offshore wind farm, sited on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design “may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward.”
RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement by the UK government on new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for offshore wind, emphasizing that it means the UK’s offshore wind capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade.
Oil & gas giant Shell has filed the required documents to qualify for bidding at an upcoming offshore wind lease sale in Massachusetts, due to take place this fall, according to Bloomberg Environment.
The UK government has committed to opening the Contracts for Difference auctions for offshore wind every two years from 2019 throughout the 2020s.
Ørsted has secured further 920MW capacity for its wind sites offshore Changhua County and now has a 1,820MW offshore wind pipeline in the region.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded further 1,664MW of offshore wind capacity to four wind farms which are part of two larger projects.
Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer’s future projects in the German North Sea.
DNV GL has completed the final reports in the four-year Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project focused on identifying the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.