December 2, 2023

floating offshore wind (FOSW)

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.

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.
BOEM IDs Oregon Wind Energy Areas
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management selected two draft wind energy areas off the coast of southern and central Oregon.
State of Maine
Maine Gov. Vetoes OSW Bill Over Labor Requirements
Gov. Mills says organized labor requirements would raise costs for ratepayers, put state at competitive disadvantage in developing offshore wind industry.
University of Maine
Maine Finalizes Offshore Wind Roadmap
The Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap is the result of 18 months’ work by 96 committee members studying the concept from every angle.
Floating Offshore Wind’s Potential Examined at Summit
The difficult prospect of rapidly building a new industry with little guidance was front and center on Day 2 of the DOE’s Floating Offshore Wind Shot Summit.
DOE Launches West Coast OSW Transmission Study
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm opened the Department of Energy’s Floating Offshore Wind Shot Summit with announcements of DOE’s latest initiatives.
BOEM Continues Planning Process for Gulf of Maine OSW
BOEM wrapped up a series of info sessions in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, seeking feedback as it develops a map of potential wind farm sites.
Principle Power
BOEM Sets California Offshore Wind Auction Date
BOEM plans to hold the West Coast's first offshore wind auction Dec. 6, a major milestone in developing the first floating wind platforms in the U.S.
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BOEM Report Clears Way for 1st Calif. OSW Auctions
A new finding by the U.S. Bureau of Energy Management means California could see its first offshore wind lease auctions by the end of the year.

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