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June 16, 2024

floating offshore wind (FOSW)

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Developers Urge New Target for Pacific Offshore Wind
Developers of floating offshore wind are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission to increase procurement targets to 10 GW by 2035.
BOEM
BOEM Designates Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Area
Federal regulators have finalized their proposed wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine. 
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West Coast OSW Will Require Robust Supply Chain
The floating offshore wind projects envisioned for the West Coast will require a much more robust supply chain and system of ports, according to industry officials speaking at Oceantic Network’s Floating Offshore Wind Port and Vessel Summit.
Friends of Sears Island
Maine Chooses Nature Preserve for Floating Wind Port
Sears Island on Maine’s central coast is the preferred site for a port to support the offshore wind farms state leaders hope will be built nearby. 
NREL
Draft Plan Outlines California Vision for Offshore Wind
The California Energy Commission released a draft plan for offshore wind that adds to the rapidly growing body of work identifying wind power as crucial to achieving state and national clean energy goals.
DOE
DOE, BOEM Kick off West Coast Offshore Wind Tx Planning

The DOE and BOEM launched a series of stakeholder workshops to address the specific challenges to siting transmission for the first generation of West Coast offshore wind projects.

BOEM
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.

DOE
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
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.

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