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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

Titlesort descending Source/Sponsor Date
Bill H.4348 - An Act advancing offshore wind and clean energy House of Representatives Jan 24 2022
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)- North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting- Renewable Energy Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jan 19 2011
"Smart from the Start": Bringing Atlantic Offshore Wind to Market US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mar 23 2011
2010 Wind Technologies Market Report US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL) Jun 28 2011
2011 Wind Technologies Market Report US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL) Jul 26 2012
2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report Released by DOE U.S. Department of Energy Aug 1 2017
2020 Cost of Wind Energy Review NREL Dec 1 2021
30 CFR 285- Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jul 9 2008
30 CFR 585- Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 18 2011
A Reference Open-Source Controller for Fixed and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines EAWE Apr 21 2021
Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain US Department of Energy Feb 24 2022
Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain BOEM Mar 24 2022
American Clean Energy Investment Act of 2015 Sens. Sanders, Berkley and Markey Dec 8 2015
An Act to provide for the investment in and expansion of the offshore wind industry in the Commonwealth Commonwealth of Massachusetts Feb 15 2021
An Assessment of the Economic Potential of Offshore Wind in the U.S. from 2015 to 2030 U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Mar 1 2017
An Original Bill to Extend Certain Expired Tax Provisions US Senate Jul 21 2015
Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Apr 1 2013
Approximate Overlay of Maryland's Offshore Wind Energy Request for Interest (RFI) Area, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Data and Developer Interest Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Nov 9 2010
Approximate Overlay of Maryland's Offshore Wind Energy Request for Interest (RFI) Area, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Data and Developer Interest Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mar 22 2011
Aqua Ventus Project Overview University of Maine Jun 18 2014
Assessment of New Jersey Offshore Wind Leasing Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Oct 1 2013
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 1 2013
Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards US Department of Energy Jul 20 2015
Assessment of Vessel Requirements for the U.S. Offshore Wind Sector US Department of Energy Sep 24 2013
Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) Interim Report [Docket No. USCG-2011-0351] US Coast Guard (USCG) Aug 10 2012
Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 1 2015
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Biological Assessment (BA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) May 24 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume I: Chapters 1-8 US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume II: Figures, Tables, Appendices, and Keyword Index US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Order on Petition for Declaratory Order [Docket No. EL 11-13-000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 19 2011

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