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On September 13, 2019 NYSERDA held two commercial fishing focused webinars to learn more about New York’s recently awarded offshore wind projects. To view the webinars click 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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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 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.

September 30, 2019 Vineyard Wind Submits Proposal to Deliver up to 1200 MW of Offshore Wind to Connecticut
Vineyard Wind submitted a set of offshore wind project proposals to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in response to their 2019 solicitation for offshore wind power.

September 26, 2019 Atlantic Shores Launches Offshore Surveys, Appoints Fisheries Liaison Officer
Preparing for future development, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC – a 50/50 joint venture between EDF and Shell New Energies US LLC – has launched ocean survey operations within its lease area off the coast of New Jersey.

September 26, 2019 Berkeley Lab: Expected Useful Life Of Wind Farms Keeps Rising
A national lab study says the expected useful life of U.S. wind projects has increased to 30 years.

September 19, 2019 Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE's next generation offshore wind turbine
Ørsted has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for two US offshore wind farms. This marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine.

August 30, 2019 MassCEC, BOEM, and RIDEM release RFP for pilot studies for regional fisheries research and monitoring for Southern New England
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.

August 19, 2019 Connecticut DEEP Releases Offshore Wind RFP for up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power as required under Public Act 19-71, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived from Offshore Wind. This request for proposals seeks up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind.

July 18, 2019 Governor Cuomo Executes the Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Agreement and Signs Historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by former Vice President Al Gore, executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement and the single largest renewable energy procurement by any state in U.S. history - nearly 1,700 megawatts -with the selection of two offshore wind projects. The two projects are the Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind development projects of Equinor US Holdings, Inc. and Bay State Wind LLC, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy, respectively. Combined, both projects will total 1,700 megawatts.

July 8, 2019 Ørsted and EEW Plan Monopile Factory in New Jersey
Ørsted has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EEW to work towards establishing a monopile fabrication facility in Paulsboro, New Jersey, for the Ocean Wind project.

July 1, 2019 Connecticut DEEP issues Draft Request for Proposals and Opportunity for Public Comment for Offshore Wind Procurement
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on July 1 issued a draft request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 2 GW of offshore wind capacity. For more details see the CT DEEP procurement website.

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