Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

DOI Proposes New York Offshore Wind Lease Sale

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U.S. Department of the Interior
Creator/Author: 
Office of the Secretary
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On June 2, 2016, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the proposed lease sale and Environmental Assessment for 81,130 acres offshore New York for commercial wind energy leasing.
 
BOEM will publish a “Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York” in the Federal Register on June 6, 2016, and will include a 60-day public comment period ending on August 5, 2016.
 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016
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BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of the first wind energy Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a facility to be located in U.S. federal waters.
 
Last year, BOEM awarded a research lease to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia. Today’s action clears the way for the installation and operation of two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines and associated cabling to shore, pending final engineering review of the project. The electricity generated by these turbines could power 3,000 homes. 
 
More information about the project can be found at www.boem.gov/VOWTAP/.
 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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