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Fisheries Mitigation Plans developed under the New York State Public Service Commission's procurement process for the Sunrise Wind and Empire Wind projects are now available on the Resources page here.

MassCEC, BOEM and RIDEM have partnered on an RFP for pilot studies for regional fisheries research and monitoring for Southern New England in relation to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island/Massachusetts wind energy areas. To view the RFP click here.

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December 19, 2019 NYSERDA Announces $5.5 Million Available for Pre-Development Data Collection to Support Environmentally Responsible and Cost-Effective Offshore Wind Energy Growth in New York
NYSERDA is making available up to $5.5 million to support the collection of geotechnical and geophysical data from areas off New York’s coast that hold offshore wind development potential.

December 12, 2019 States express support for offshore wind in Gulf of Maine
Leaders in states around the Gulf of Maine express support for offshore wind. This sets the region up to become the next battleground over the resource as objections are voiced from the area’s influential fishing industry.

December 12, 2019 Virginia to Set Up Offshore Wind Office, Invest in Portsmouth Marine Terminal
Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia has proposed a budget that creates Virginia’s first Office of Offshore Wind.

December 5, 2019 Vineyard Wind Selected to Deliver 804 MW of Clean Offshore Wind Power to Connecticut Electricity Customers
Vineyard Wind’s proposed 804 megawatt (MW) Park City Project was selected for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s 2019 solicitation for offshore wind facilities.

December 3, 2019 Governor issues executive order to explore future offshore wind development
Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire signed an executive order to establish four advisory boards to prepare the state for offshore wind development.

December 3, 2019 Nexans Steps into North American Offshore Wind Supply Chain
Nexans has initiated a framework agreement with Ørsted and Eversource to provide up to 1,000 km of subsea cables.

November 27, 2019 New offshore wind project will be the biggest in the U.S.
This project off Virginia Beach could have 2,600 megawatts of wind energy by 2026.

November 25, 2019 New Jersey Gets Offshore Wind Working Group
The working group will include commercial and recreational fishing representatives, maritime industry, conservation organizations and fisheries councils.

November 19, 2019 New England offshore companies submit uniform layout proposal to Coast Guard
Equinor, Mayflower Wind, Ørsted/Eversource and Vineyard Wind, the five offshore wind leaseholders for New England, announced a submitted uniform turbine layout proposal to the U.S. Coast Guard with 1 nautical mile (nm) spacing between wind turbines.

November 19, 2019 NJ Boosting Offshore-Wind Target to 7.5 GW by 2035
Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 92, which raises New Jersey’s offshore wind goal to 7,500 MW by 2035.

November 11, 2019 Mayflower Wind Officials Excited to Move Forward With Project
Mayflower Wind officials move forward with proposed clean energy project. The wind farm planned for 20 miles south of the Nantucket would generate enough electricity to power about a half million homes.

November 7, 2019 EDP Renewables secures over 1.5 GW of its future global installed capacity in two weeks
Among the global installed capacity contracted, EDP Renewables secured a contract to develop 804 MW of offshore wind power in the United States.

November 6, 2019 Department of Energy Announces $80 Million For New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call with funding of $80 million over three years. This aims to strengthen and improve the resilience of energy infrastructure to ensure the access to reliable and secure sources of energy.

November 5, 2019 Testing to Begin on Haliade-X 12MW Wind Blade
GE Renewable Energy and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center have begun a series of fatigue tests on the 107-meter blade in Boston. This blade is to be integrated into the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the industry, the GE Haliade-X 12MW machine.

November 4, 2019 25 MW Floating Offshore Wind Development Coming Online
The Windplus consortium, owned by EDP Renováveis, ENGIE, Repsol and Principle Power Inc., will be installing the largest floating wind turbine in the world. The project will involve three machines with a total capacity of 25 MW. The development is located off the coast of Viana do Castello, Portugal, and will come online at the end of 2019.

November 1, 2019 2020 IPF Call for Workshops deadline is November 1
The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum (IPF) workshop is scheduled from April 21-24, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island.

October 28, 2019 New Jersey Proposes Offshore Wind Technical Assistance Program
This initiative will support local companies in developing skills needed to participate in New Jersey’s offshore wind industry.

October 28, 2019 MA Maritime Academy Launches Offshore Wind Training Facility
The training facility will provide training, education and certification to thousands of residents to enable them to participate in offshore wind industry.

October 23, 2019 NYSERDA finalized contracts for its first two offshore wind projects
New York’s first procurement garnered the most competitive market response to date. New York State’s procurement mechanism for Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (ORECs) is attractive to private developers.

October 22, 2019 DOE Awards $28 Million for Wind Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects that will receive $28 million to advance wind energy nationwide. Significant opportunities for cost reductions remain in the areas of offshore wind, distributed wind and tall wind.

October 21, 2019 Vineyard Wind Announces Partnership with Marmon Utility LLC (Kerite) to Create the First Tier 1 Offshore Wind Supplier in the United States
Vineyard Wind announced a partnership with Marmon Utility to bring economic opportunity and jobs to Connecticut.

October 16, 2019 Vineyard Wind Proposes Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm
The project, Park City Wind, would develop up to 1,200 MW of wind energy, enough electricity to power 600,000 homes in Connecticut.

October 14, 2019 Dominion Energy receives key approvals for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project
A significant milestone as Dominion Energy continues forward on building the first-ever fully permitted offshore wind project in federal waters.

October 11, 2019 Prospective Applicants Webinar: Offshore Wind Port Infrastructure Request for Qualifications (RFQL)
The webinar will provide prospective applicants with the opportunity to understand any aspect of this RFQL.

October 1, 2019 Connecticut Offshore Wind Bids Roll In
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), invites proposals for development and execution of pilot studies for regional fisheries research and monitoring for Southern New England in relation to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island/Massachusetts wind energy areas. Proposals are due October 17, 2019.

October 1, 2019 Vestas Announces Five U.S. Wind Agreements
Vestas has announced five U.S. wind power agreements.

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