December 3, 2023


BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Empire Wind
Federal regulators have completed their environmental analysis of plans for Empire Wind, finding potentially significant impact to the fishing industry.
BOEM Commences Environmental Review of Beacon Wind
Costs have spiraled as Beacon Wind 1 moves slowly through review; developer says it is impossible to finance under terms negotiated.
‘What Did We Do to Deserve This?’
Residents at an information session on a proposed OSW transmission line landing on Long Island were frustrated by officials' frequent lack of answers.
NYSERDA: 3rd OSW Solicitation Breaks Record
New York said its latest offshore wind solicitation drew more than 100 proposals from six developers for eight new projects — a record level of response.
Multiple Projects Offered in 3rd NY OSW Solicitation
NYSERDA did not release details on the submissions for New York state’s third offshore wind solicitation, but least some of the would-be developers are known.
Ben Schumin, CC BY-SA-2.0, via Wikimedia
Beacon Wind Draws Public Support at Power Line Hearing
Beacon Wind I drew unanimous public support during public hearings on the transmission line needed for the1,230-MW wind farm planned off the New York coast.
First West Coast Offshore Wind Auction Fetches $757M
Developers bid a total $757 million, or $2,039/acre, for five leases in two wind energy areas off California in the first West Coast offshore wind auction.
South Fork Wind
NY OSW Proposal Advances After Revisions
Sunrise Wind cleared a significant regulatory hurdle after the New York PSC approved a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need.
Fund Created to Develop NY Offshore Wind Ecosystem
Equinor and bp have created a fund to help pay for workforce development and support community-empowerment aspects of New York’s nascent offshore wind industry.
Acoustic Study to Protect Whales Extended at Empire Wind Site
A marine acoustic study underway in the Empire Wind project lease area will be extended through 2028.

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