Planned Oregon and Gulf of Maine auctions open new opportunities for floating offshore wind

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced two proposals for offshore wind energy auctions off the coast of Oregon and in the Gulf of Maine. Proposed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) the sales have the potential to generate more than 18 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power more than six million homes. They also underscore the need to develop floating offshore wind solutions,

“BOEM’s combined announcement solidifies two new regional markets for floating...

U.S. Department of the Interior announces new five year offshore wind leasing program

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland used the Oceantic Network’s 2024 International Partnering Forum, currently under way in New Orleans, to announce a new five-year offshore wind leasing program and to report that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Interior says that the final rule increases certainty and...

Offshore wind: International Partnering Forum kicks off April 24

Hosted by Oceantic Network (formerly the Business Network for Offshore Wind), International Partnering Forum (IPF) is the premier offshore wind energy conference in the Americas. Industry experts from around the world will meet to share best business practices, the most advanced technical and scientific findings, and policy updates impacting offshore wind.

This year, New Orleans will host 2024 IPF just as the Gulf of Mexico begins developing its offshore wind market. Taking place April 22-25,...

New Jersey offshore wind gets back on track

Back in October last year, New Jersey’s plans for offshore wind development took a hit when Ørsted announced that it would cease development of the Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 projects. Ocean Wind 1 had been set to become New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm. Yesterday, though, New Jersey offshore wind aims got back on track.

Today, NJBPU awarded a combined 3,742 MW of offshore wind capacity to Invenergy and energyRE’s Leading Light Wind and Attentive Energy LLC’s Attentive Project Two,...

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