The report focuses on non-fossil fuel driven energy and economic development strategies in six major regions of the country. For the Atlantic Coast, it recommends extending the production and investment tax credits and continuing the commitment to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM's) Smart from the Start initiative.
Siting, Leasing, & Permitting
(Generation, Transmission, & Grid Interconnection)
Recommended best practices address three major areas relevant to the offshore wind project approval process: 1) structural reliability; 2) manufacturing and fabrication, construction and installation, and qualification testing; and, 3) safety of equipment, operation and inspection, and decommissioning.
Overview of offshore Virginia wind energy development activities 2009-2011.
Fact sheet for the proposed Deepwater Wind Energy Center, which would consist of 160 offshore wind turbines located 30 miles east of Long Island, New York (nameplate capacity 900 MW), as well as a 98-mile, 600 MW submarine transmission line connecting the wind farm and Long Island to southeastern New England.
The letter offers a written statement of Fishermen Energy's assessment of its amended application and outline of proposed revisions.
The report summarizes the results of a two-day workshop that exchanged "lessons learned" in support of US offshore renewable energy development. Key areas of conversation included electrical infrastructure and sub‐sea transmission, platform and foundation designs, project management and planning, installation, construction, and safety.
Deepwater Wind has prepared this Environmental Report (ER)/Construction and Operations Plan (COP) to support the environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as the environmental analysis required as part of other federal, state, and local approvals and consultations for the project. The project includes the development of a 30MW offshore wind farm located approximately 3 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island (entirely in state waters). It also includes the development of a 34.5 kV AC bi-directional submarine transmission cable that will run up to approximately 22 miles from Block Island to the Rhode Island mainland (within state and federal waters).
The user guide provides assistance in use of ArcReader and the data sets in Appendix C.
Integrated marine information system that provides jurisdictional, legal, physical, ecological, and human use data in a common geographic information system (GIS) framework. Maintained by NOAA- Coastal Services Center (CSC) and BOEM.
Link to MarineCadastre.gov
Overview of US Coast Guard's (USCG's) evaluation of suitability of proposed offshore North Carolina Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) for navigational safety.