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BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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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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Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
Senu Sirnivas and Walt Musial, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Description: 

This report is a deliverable for a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) entitled National Offshore Wind Energy Resource and Design Data Campaign—Analysis and Collaboration (contract number DE-EE0005372; prime contractor—AWS Truepower). The project objective is to supplement, facilitate, and enhance ongoing multiagency efforts to develop an integrated national offshore wind energy data network. The results of this initiative are intended to 1) produce a comprehensive definition of relevant met-ocean resource assets and needs and design standards, and 2) provide a basis for recommendations for meeting offshore wind energy industry data and design certification requirements,

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/03/f14/60573.pdf

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 20, 2015
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