In this short communication, plant-level generation records and surface wind speed observations are used to investigate two questions: one, is there evidence that increased wind speeds account for a substantial portion of the capacity factor growth observed over the last decade? Two,how do interannual trends in surface wind speed observations relate to interannual trends in recorded capacity factor?
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from offshore wind energy developers, consultants, financiers, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders on the draft MetOcean Plan (www.nyserda.ny.gov/offshorewind) developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA intends to implement the final MetOcean Plan in 2017 to support and facilitate the development of the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), south of Long Island’s Rockaway Peninsula, off the coast of New York.
Statoil's proposed term sheet for a 20-year contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project (nameplate capacity of 12MW). Statoil estimates that project suppliers will employ approximately 150 full-time jobs in Maine during peak construction, and commits to spend at least 40% of capital and operations & maintenance (O&M) expenditures in Maine.
In this order, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issues its interpretation of the rate impact limitation provision regarding competitive solicitation of proposals for long-term contracts from deepwater offshore wind energy or tidal energy demonstration projects.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) solicits comments on a non-confidential redacted version of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.
The report identified 1,134 direct jobs involved in South Carolina's wind energy related production or service activities in 2012. It estimated that a 1 GW offshore wind farm constructed between 2016 and 2025 would create an average of more than 3,800 jobs per year throughout the 10-year construction period. It also would generate nearly $2 billion in wages and nearly $620 million in combined state and local government revenue.
The supplemental comments respond to comments submitted by the Governor's Office of Energy Independence (OEIS) and the Industrial Energy Consumers' Group (IECG).
The letter and accompanying attachments detail Statoil's support of the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC's) approval of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.