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Offshore Massachusetts- Announcement of Area Identification

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Description: 

The announcement identifies an excluded area that will not be considered for leasing or approval of site assessment plans in the offshore Massachusetts Wind Energy Area (WEA); alternatives to the proposed area, and mitigation measures to be considered further in the Environmental Assessment (EA).

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Offshore Massachusetts- Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0097]

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Description: 

List of 10 nominations of interest for a commercial lease for a wind energy project, including:  Arcadia Offshore Massachusetts, LLC; Condor Wind Energy, LLC; Deepwater Wind New England, LLC.; Energy Management, Inc.; enXco Development Corporation; Fishermen's Energy, LLC.; Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.; Neptune Wind, LLC; Offshore MW, LLC; and, US Mainstream Renewable Power (Offshore).

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Title 39 Public Utilities and Carriers Chapter 39-26.1 Long-Term Contracting Standard for Renewable Energy Section 39-26.1-8

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Rhode Island Legislature
Description: 

The law requires National Grid to sign a long-term contract (at least 10 years) to buy up to 150 MW from utility-scale offshore wind energy facilities developed off the coast of Rhode Island.

Link to Rhode Island Legislature website:  Section 39-26.1-8 page

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2009
Resource Type: 
Website
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Title 39 Public Utilities and Carriers Chapter 39-26.1 Long-Term Contracting Standard for Renewable Energy Section 39-26.1-7

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Rhode Island Legislature
Description: 

The law authorizes National Grid to enter into an amended power purchase agreement with Deepwater Wind for a demonstration project of up to 8 wind turbines with aggregate nameplate capacity of less than 30 MW.  The project must include a transmission cable between the Town of New Shoreham (Block Island) and the mainland. 

Link to Rhode Island Legislature website:  Section 39-26.1-7 page

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Resource Type: 
Website
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Maine Coastal Atlas

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine State Planning Office (SPO); Maine Coastal Program (MCP)
Creator/Author: 
Maine State Planning Office (SPO); Maine Coastal Program (MCP)
Description: 

The Maine Coastal Atlas Mapping Portal is a tool and repository for coastal and marine spatial data, including the Maine Coastal and Marine Research Database (CMRD).

Link to MCP website:  Coastal Atlas page

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Website
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Interactive Map of Demonstration Sites

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Department of Conservation (DOC)
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Conservation (DOC)
Description: 

The Interactive Map of Demonstration Sites enables users to review the original Planning Areas, final Ocean Energy Demonstration Sites, and some of the key map criteria considered in selecting the final sites.

Link to Maine DOC website:  Interactive Map page

Resource Type: 
Website
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Unsolicited Application for a Section 238 Research Lease by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)- Lease No. 2

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Description: 

This Section 238 research lease application (Lease No. 2) proposes six Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sub-blocks to be leased for the siting of six demonstration turbines for testing advanced offshore wind technologies and hosting one metocean platform.  The metocean platform would be a prototype for two similar platforms to be sited on the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy's (DMME) Section 238 Research Lease No. 1.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Request for Proposals (RFP)- Geological Survey of the Wind Energy Area (WEA) off the Virginia Coast

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Description: 

 

The objectives of this regional geophysical study are to: (a) better understand how seafloor and subsurface variability affect substructure and foundation optimization and standardization, and by extension serialized fabrication and production economics; (b) optimize platform design selection (e.g. substructure and foundation type) and micro-siting of metocean measurement and environmental monitoring platforms on the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy's (DMME) Section 238 Research Lease No. 1, as well as potential test turbines for a Virginia offshore wind demonstration project.  Ultimately, the study aims to accelerate commercial leasing and development of the offshore Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA).
 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Project Amendment to Unsolicited Commercial Lease Application

Source/Sponsor: 
New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Creator/Author: 
Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative
Description: 
The Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative amends its original commercial lease application to include 74 additional Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) blocks, in order to comply with recent US Coast Guard (USCG) recommendations on a one nautical mile buffer zone.
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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VFR Traffic Analysis for the Proposed Horseshoe Shoal Wind Farm

Source/Sponsor: 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Creator/Author: 
MITRE Corporation
Description: 
Data analysis concludes that for a nine month period (January to September, 2011), there were 427 aircraft operating visual flight rule (VFR) at altitudes of 949 feet and below in the proposed Cape Wind farm area. An additional 356 aircraft operated VFR from 950-1,049 feet. For a wind turbine height of 440 feet, aircraft would have to fly at 940 feet to maintain a 500 foot clearance; therefore, aircraft reported operating VFR at 1,000 would not be affected by the proposed wind turbines.
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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