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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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Title Source/Sponsorsort descending Date
Order No. 672- Final Rule Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO); and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb 3 2006
Order No. 672A- Final Rule Concerning Certification of the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO); and Procedures for the Establishment, Approval, and Enforcement of Electric Reliability Standards Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mar 30 2006
Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Order on Petition for Declaratory Order [Docket No. EL 11-13-000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 19 2011
Order No. 888- Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Apr 24 1996
Order No. 888A- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities [Part 1 of 3] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mar 4 1997
Order No. 888A- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities [Part 2 of 3] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mar 4 1997
Order No. 888A- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities [Part 3 of 3] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mar 4 1997
Order No. 888B- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Nov 25 1997
Order No. 888C- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jan 28 1998
Order No. 889- Final Rule on Open Access Same-Time Information System and Standards of Conduct Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Apr 24 1996
Order No. 889A- Order on Rehearing Final Rule on Open Access Same-Time Information System and Standards of Conduct Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mar 4 1997
Order No. 889B- Order Denying Rehearing Final Rule on Open Access Same-Time Information System and Standards of Conduct Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Nov 25 1997
Order No. 890- Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb 16 2007
Order No. 890A- Order on Rehearing and Clarification on Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Dec 28 2007
Order No. 890B- Order on Rehearing and Clarification on Final Rule on Preventing Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jun 23 2008
Order No. 1000- Final Rule on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jul 21 2011
Order No. 1000A- Order on Rehearing and Clarification of Final Rule on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 17 2012
Order No. 2000- Final Rule on Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Dec 20 1999
Order No. 2000A- Order on Hearing of Final Rule on Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb 25 2000
Order No. 2003- Final Rule on Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jul 24 2003
Order No. 2003A- Rehearing Final Rule on Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 5 2004
Order No. 2003B- Rehearing Final Rule on Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Dec 20 2004
Order No. 2003C- Rehearing Final Rule on Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jun 16 2005
Wind Industry Supply Chain Map Global Wind Network (GLWN)
Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Mar 29 2012
Review of Terms and Conditions for Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Ocean Energy Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) Apr 12 2012
Policy Recommendations for Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders on Transmission and Offshore Wind Development Governors John Baldacci (ME); James Douglas (VT); John Lynch (NH); Deval Patrick (MA); Donald Carcieri (RI); David Paterson (NY); Jon Corzine (NJ); Jack Markell (DE); Martin O'Malley (MD); Timothy Kaine (VA) May 4 2009
Letter in Support of American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 3307) Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Nov 15 2011
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Between THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR And THE STATES OF MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA,NORTH CAROLINA To CREATE AN ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WIND Hampton Roads Partnership Jun 8 2010
Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects [Docket No. 2010-235] Industrial Energy Consumer Group (IECG) Sep 7 2012

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