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June 15, 2024

Renewable Power

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DTE to Replace Historic Coal Plant with Batteries
With a capacity of 220 MW and 880 MWh, the Trenton Channel Energy Center is expected to be the largest standalone battery storage site in the Great Lakes region when completed in 2026. 
BOEM
BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Wind Lease Auction
BOEM has determined its planned lease of Central Atlantic wind energy areas would have no significant environmental impact.
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NJ Master Plan Speakers Seek Sweeping Electrification Plan
Clean energy supporters argue the next New Jersey energy master plan should be an aggressive and broad embrace of electrification and generate enough money to help pay for clean energy projects and protect ratepayers.
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Offshore Wind Projected to Save New Englanders $630M per Year
A new analysis prepared for the Sierra Club concludes offshore wind energy would be a money-saver for New Englanders, despite the high cost of construction. 
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Empire, Sunrise Wind Back Under Contract in NY
Two offshore wind projects have rebounded from the financial turmoil of 2023, finalizing replacement contracts with New York for 1,734 MW of capacity.
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$1B Committed so far to Floating Offshore Wind Shot
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an update on federal efforts to speed up development and deployment of floating wind turbines. 
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Tri-State CEO Gives Update on Energy Transition
Tri-State CEO Duane Highley spoke with ACP CEO Jason Grumet about how cooperatives are managing the transition from coal to renewables and balancing clean energy goals with reliability.
BOEM
BOEM Offers Maine Offshore Wind Research Lease
BOEM's environmental assessment of the state of Maine’s request for a lease area where it could place a research array found it would have no significant impact on the environment. 
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NJ Accelerates OSW Plans Again
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has directed the state Board of Public Utilities to advance the opening of its fifth offshore wind solicitation by 15 months.
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BOEM FEIS Cites ‘Major’ Impact from NJ OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final environmental impact statement that concludes that New Jersey’s foremost offshore wind project, Atlantic Shores, would have a “major” impact on commercial and for-hire recreational fishing, the view from the shore and on-ship traffic. 

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