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The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800MW of offshore wind through a solicitation issued in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has accepted an environmental review of policy options to implement the state’s offshore wind program that will ultimately lead to meeting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal of procuring at least 2.4GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy opened a new window of opportunity for the Atlantic City offshore wind farm to be built by signing the S1217 bill into law on 30 May, after two similar bills introduced in 2016 did not pass at the former Governor Chris Christie’s desk.
World’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted has officially opened its office in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ørsted North America President Thomas Brostrøm was reported by media as saying that the Ocean Wind project had received site assessment plan approval from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that same day.
APEM has completed the sixth digital aerial survey carried out as part of a three-year study involving twelve such surveys of offshore wildlife off New York’s Atlantic Coast. The campaign has been commissioned by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is being performed by Normandeau Associates and APEM.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to collect meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data off the New York coast, in areas with the potential for future offshore wind development, and announced USD 5 million available to support the works.
Massachusetts electric distribution companies Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have extended the date for selection of offshore wind projects under the Section 83C of the Green Communities Act from 23 April to 23 May due to multiple reasons, including the fact that there are some 20 proposals and some of them require more time due to their complexity.
The UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center (PPC) has launched a new project which will monitor the offshore wind industry in the United States and analyze its economic development and workforce implications.
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind LLC has responded to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) request for proposals for offshore wind energy.
The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, has formally requested an exclusion from the new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved an order that implements Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order which calls for the full implementation of the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) and to begin moving the state toward a solicitation of 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity.
The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has signed an executive order directing the state towards the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030.
New Jersey’s Environment and Energy Transition Advisory Committee has proposed that the newly elected Governor Phil Murphy jumpstarts the offshore wind industry by committing to the largest offshore wind solicitation in the US of 1,100MW of electric power.
The State of Massachusetts has passed over Deepwater Wind’s Revolution Wind offshore wind project in the first of two requests for proposals under the Massachusetts Clean Energy initiative.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to exempt New York from the draft plan to expand offshore drilling off the Atlantic Coast, due to the plan conflicting with the state’s agenda to develop offshore wind.
The New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund (NYSLOF) has joined the New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA) in support of developing offshore wind in the US state.
Most read articles on Offshore WIND from 1 to 7 January 2018.
As the Trump Administration issued the draft proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program on 4 January, the move to make more than 90% of OCS available for oil and gas exploration and production saw opposition from several U.S. coastal states, including those that want more renewable energy in their future.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for a procurement of at least 800MW of offshore wind power between two solicitations to be issued in 2018 and 2019.
After Vineyard Wind and Avangrid Renewables announced they filed an offer in response to the Request for Proposals by Massachusetts utilities, Bay State Wind (a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource) and Deepwater Wind informed they proposed to deliver electricity generated by their offshore wind projects to Massachusetts consumers under the 83C solicitation.
Offshore wind developers with projects in the U.S. waters off Massachusetts have submitted their bids in response to a call made in June 2017, under which five of the state’s utilities have been seeking to procure a total of 400MW of offshore wind generation, with bidders allowed to offer up to approximately 800MW. The closing date for submitting proposals is today, 20 December.
On 29 June, five Massachusetts electric distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW, and up to 800MW, of offshore wind generation and associated transmission projects to enter into long-term contracts of 15 – 20 years.
The utilities in the State of Massachusetts have issued the first Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure up to 800MW of offshore wind energy generation.