Announcements
and Events

Announcements:

NYSERDA has issued its first Request for Proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy to help accelerate progress toward New York State’s goal of developing 2400 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2020.
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released draft Wind Energy Areas for the New York Bight.
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Upcoming Events:

November 28, 2018 - BOEM New York Bight Intergovernmental Task Force meeting, New York, NY.

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Announcements


December 3, 2018
Deepwater Wind requests comments on SFWF Draft Demersal Fisheries Resources Survey Protocol
Deepwater Wind has released their SFWF Draft Demersal Fisheries Resources Survey Protocol for review. Please email any comments to Melanie Gearon at Deepwater by December 14, 2018. Full details are in the document linked above.

November 14, 2018
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released draft Wind Energy Areas for the New York Bight.

November 8, 2018
NYSERDA has launched its first request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy to help accelerate progress toward New York State’s goal of developing 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy by 2030.
Through this 2018 solicitation, ORECRFP18-1, NYSERDA seeks to procure 800 MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) as authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission’s Order establishing the Offshore Wind Standard.

September 20, 2018
NYSERDA has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Purchase of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates.
NYSERDA has issued a draft RFP that is available for comment from offshore wind developers and other stakeholders interested in the upcoming solicitation. Comments will help to inform and refine the final RFP to be issued in the fourth quarter of 2018.

July 20, 2018
NYSERDA is seeking feedback on its procurements for offshore wind energy through the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Request for Information (RFI OSW-2018).
NYSERDA is seeking to gather input from offshore wind developers and other interested stakeholders to help develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2018 for the competitive solicitation of proposals to enter into cost-effective long-term contracts for offshore wind renewable energy credits.

July 1, 2018
Responsible Offshore Development Alliance Forms to Coordinate Fishing Industry Action on Wind Power
With offshore renewable and wind energy development becoming increasingly common on the East Coast, a new alliance has formed to ensure that these developments are compatible with the existing interests of the nation’s fishing communities. The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) brings together a broad range of commercial fishermen from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to advocate for their shared concerns over emerging offshore developments.

Events


November 2, 2018
Fisheries Technical Working Group (F-TWG) Meeting, New York, New York.
The First meeting of the F-TWG will cover F-TWG organizational structure, framework, and an overview of the state’s role and activities as they relate to offshore wind and fishing. We will also engage with the group on topics of discussion that have been identified through interviews with the core F-TWG members. These include:

  • Discussing a framework for determining key best management practices (BMPs)
  • Soliciting information on priority research needs
  • Discussing ways to support collaborative research and gauging interest in a science workshop focused on fisheries and offshore wind
  • Seeking feedback on communication needs and standards for offshore wind developers and fishermen
  • Discussing other topics of interest to the group, and soliciting feedback on priority focus areas for the F-TWG in the coming months.

November 13-14, 2018
NYSERDA State of the Science on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy Development workshop, Woodbury, NY
Two-day Workshop: The State of the Science on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy Development
The first State of the Science Workshop, hosted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is bringing together stakeholders engaged with environmental and wildlife research relevant to offshore wind energy development.

November & December 2018
Workshops for Fisheries Input to Vineyard Wind Monitoring Plan.

  • Thursday November 8, 6-8pm, New Bedford, MA
  • Thursday November 15, 6-8pm, Kingston, RI
  • Monday November 19, 6-8pm, Chatham, MA
  • Monday December 3, 6-8pm, West Tisbury, MA

November & December 2018
Bay State Wind Open House Events

  • Tuesday, November 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Newport, RI
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Somerset, MA
  • Tuesday, December 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm, New Bedford, MA
  • Wednesday, December 5, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Oak Bluffs, MA
  • Thursday, December 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Nantucket, MA

November 28, 2018
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) New York Bight Intergovernmental Task Force meeting, New York, NY.