December 8, 2023

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BOEM Approves Empire Wind
Empire Wind is the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind farm to receive approval from the federal government following BOEM's approval.
Dominion Energy
BOEM Approves Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

Federal regulators have approved the nation’s fifth and so far largest utility-scale offshore wind farm: the 2.6-GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

Four New Wind Energy Areas Designated in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the sites 47 to 82 miles off Texas and Louisiana have a potential of up to 9.27 GW.

BOEM Designates Draft Wind Energy Area in Gulf of Maine

Federal regulators have designated a draft wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine, shrinking it substantially from its earlier stages and excluding a key lobster fishing area.

Draft Environmental Statement Prepared for Maryland OSW
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has prepared a draft environmental impact for the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project.
Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Environmental Report Published
BOEM published the final environmental impact statement for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, setting the stage for approval of the largest wind farm yet in U.S. waters.
Feds Release Road Map for Offshore Transmission Grid
Federal regulators issued a suggested road map for building out the transmission network needed for the thousands of wind turbines envisioned off the Northeast coast. 
SouthCoast Wind
More Bad OSW News: SouthCoast Bails, Ørsted Tanks
SouthCoast Wind is on the verge of falling out of the development pipeline, having reached agreements to buy its way out of too-low power purchase agreements.
Gulf of Mexico Wind Energy Auction Falls Flat
The first offshore wind lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico drew minimal interest and extremely low bids.
Revolution Wind
BOEM Approves Revolution Wind off New England Coast
Revolution Wind has become the fourth utility-scale U.S. offshore wind project to gain federal approval. 

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