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The US federal government maintains jurisdiction over offshore wind resources on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which begins 3 nautical miles from shore. Federal agencies play multiple roles in siting, leasing, and permitting; technology research and development; and, financing and infrastructure development.

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Federal Resources

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort ascending
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 9 (ATLW-9) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Carolina Long Bay Area-Proposed Sale Notice Federal Register Nov 1 2021
Commercial Virginia Offshore Wind Construction and Operations Plan BOEM Oct 21 2021
Threading a Moving needle: The Spatial Dimensions Characterizing US Offshore Wind Policy Drivers Elsevier Aug 19 2021
Extreme wind shear eventsin US offshore wind energy areas and the role of induced stratification EAWE Aug 10 2021
Power Sector, Supply Chain, Jobs, and Emissions Implications of 30 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Power by 2030 NREL Aug 1 2021
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project Federal Register Jun 25 2021
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Empire Offshore Wind, LLC’s Proposed Wind Energy Facilities Offshore New York BOEM Jun 24 2021
Diagnosis of damaged tendons on a 10 MW multibody floating offshore wind turbine platform via a response-only functional model based method Elsevier May 31 2021
Vineyard Wind COP Approval Letter BOEM May 1 2021
A Reference Open-Source Controller for Fixed and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines EAWE Apr 21 2021
Wind Energy Maps and Data Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Mar 5 2021
An Act to provide for the investment in and expansion of the offshore wind industry in the Commonwealth Commonwealth of Massachusetts Feb 15 2021
SARAL-AltiKa Wind and Significant Wave Height for Offshore Wind Energy Applications in the New England Region Remote Sensing Jan 13 2021
Offshore Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition U.S. Department of Energy Jan 1 2021
Site Assessment Plan (SAP) Maryland Offshore Wind Project Lease OCS-A 0490 BOEM Oct 22 2020
Collocating offshore wind and wave generators to reduce power output variability: A Multi-site analysis Elsevier Sep 9 2020
Cost of Floating Offshore Wind Energy Using New England Aqua Ventus Concrete Semisubmersible Technology National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Jan 17 2020
Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Rhode Island And Massachusetts BOEM Jan 16 2020
U.S. Offshore Wind Finance and Insurance Forum The Business Network for Offshore Wind Feb 27 2019
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND POWER: AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Aug 1 2018
BOEM Environmental Studies Development Plan 2019-2021 U.S. Department of the Interior Jun 30 2018
U.S. Offshore Wind Finance: Advancing Investment in Offshore Wind The Business Network for Offshore Wind May 10 2018
BOEM Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Massachusetts BOEM Apr 11 2018
BOEM Publishes Request for Feedback on Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing BOEM Apr 6 2018
BOEM Announces NOI for Vineyard Wind COP Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 30 2018
BOEM Draft Guidance on Use of a Project Design Envelope BOEM Jan 12 2018
Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for Alaska National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 31 2017
Tilting At Windmills: The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Oct 2 2017
BOEM Finalizes North Carolina Offshore Lease BOEM Oct 2 2017
BOEM Issues Final SEIS on Massachusetts' Cape Wind Energy Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 4 2017