The report identifies offshore areas off of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia where offshore wind energy (300 MW or larger) may be most feasible, taking into consideration geological, environmental, economic, military, transportation, and other constraints. The total area covers 411 square miles, and consists of nine different study blocks: two study blocks off the coast of North Carolina, one study block off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina, three study blocks off the coast of South Carolina, one study block off the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, and two study blocks off the coast of Georgia.
Siting Analysis for Potential Near-Term Offshore Wind Farm Development: Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina- Phase 2A of the Southeast Ocean-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure Project
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011