December 11, 2023

Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW)

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.

South Fork Wind
Plans Would Boost OSW Infrastructure, Supply Chain Development
The plan offered by the Business Network for Offshore Wind calls for spending $36 billion on a network of up to 119 ports nationwide.
New California Law to Give State Power to Procure Renewable Energy
In a move expected to boost offshore wind development, the California legislature passed a bill that would give the state authority to buy certain types of clean energy.
BNOW Calls for Standardizing, Sharing OSW Data
An offshore wind advocacy group is calling for greater collaboration among the developers and researchers who are shaping the industry as it takes hold in the U.S. 
Vineyard Wind
OSW Industry Group Sees Growth Beyond Turbulence
The Business Network for Offshore Wind lists recent achievements for young U.S. industry and is optimistic despite near-term challenges.
Experts Call for More Engagement, Shorter Timelines for Clean Projects
Building public support for clean energy projects will require shorter timelines and increased community engagement, experts told industry participants.
Big Offshore Wind Plans Face Multiple Major Obstacles
Three recent reports note that while the U.S. offshore wind sector is growing rapidly, the ever-larger turbines being installed present technical and reliability challenges.
Md. Legislature Sends POWER Act to Governor’s Desk
With hours to go until the end of their legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a law committing the state to developing 8.5 GW of offshore wind by 2031.
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IPF Panel: MSSC Limits Could Cut OSW Power Coming Onshore
Offshore wind will produce thousands of megawatts of electric power, way more than the onshore transmission system is currently able to absorb, an expert says.
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US Offshore Wind Industry Set to Take Off
With major projects being completed this year, OSW is poised to become a major source of electricity and good jobs, panelists at a BNOW conference said.

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