Overview of 2011-2012 follow-up to the 2009 Coastal Wind study, including extension from 30 m to 50 m isobath; fine scale assessment of Area of Interest (AOI) #3; and, review of potential Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conflicts in AOI #4.
Siting, Leasing, & Permitting
(Generation, Transmission, & Grid Interconnection)
Overview of Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina, including development of single-frame and panoramic simulations and animated videos, and documentation of meteorological conditions.
Overview of steps involved in Call for Information and Nominations (CFI), environmental review and leasing stages.
Agenda for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting.
Overview of Maritime Working Group (MWG) objectives to develop potential routing measure recommendations based on vessel movement data and maritime stakeholder input.
Overview of known and reported shipwrecks, National Register Listed Sites and Districts, and National Historic Landmarks in the vicinity of the North Carolina Wind Planning Areas.
Overview of comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA), and Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for North and South Zones.
Overview of fiscal terms (annual rent, annual project easement rent, annual operating fee, financial assurance requirements) and auction format (bidding process, sample bid form, price determination, winner determination, bidder default, audience participation, discount factor, discount criteria).
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).
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).