Offshore Wind

Deepwater expects to win US offshore wind lease: CEO

Privately held Deepwater Wind expects to win a federal lease to build a wind farm of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) in federal waters south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the company's chief executive said in an interview. The Department of Interior's ... Go to Source

Atlantic wind power ‘backbone’ plan amended?

A first-of-its-kind plan to deliver offshore wind power to electricity users has been blowing in the wind. But developers seeking coveted ratepayer subsidies are re-imagining it as a New Jersey-only project, rousing new interest from government policy ... See all stories on this topic »Go […]

Cape Wind Hires Firm To Assist With Project Management

U.S.-based offshore wind developer Cape Wind has signed a consulting services agreement with the North America division of PMSS - a European offshore wind consulting firm and a part of the TUV SUD group. Under the agreement, PMSS will assist Cape ... Go to Source

Model offshore wind turbine to send first electrons into US grid this week

... of a cost-effective, job-creating, innovative U.S. offshore wind technology." The goal also includes reducing the the cost of offshore wind to 10 cents per kilowatt hour by 2020, in order to compete with other forms of electricity generation ... Go to Source

The business case for wind power: Opinion

People sometimes ask why an Internet company like Google has chosen to invest in the Atlantic Wind Connection — a multi-billion-dollar electric transmission “backbone” designed to carry power from offshore wind farms. The answer is simple: At Google ... Go to Source

First US offshore wind lease auction to be held in July

Yesterday, the US Department of Interior announced that it would hold its first-ever competitive auction for offshore wind leases. The auction will take place at the end of July and provide companies with access to two sites situated south of Newport ... Ars Technica Go […]

US Schedules First Competitive OffshoreWind-Lease Auction for July 31

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday set a date next month for the first-ever competitive auction of federal acreage to offshore-wind developers, taking another stride toward permitting wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean. The department ... Via The Wall Street Journal Go to Source

Interior Dept. plans for offshore wind energy draws GOP fire

GOP lawmakers on Tuesday sharply criticized the Interior Department's move to hold the nation's first offshore wind lease sale. Sen. David Vitter (La.), the Environment and Public Works Committee's top Republican, said it amounted to the Obama ...Via the Hill Go to Source

SC resolution recognizes North Myrtle Beach in wind resolution

A resolution introduced last week at the S.C. General Assembly would put North Myrtle Beach at the forefront for receiving benefits from any early offshore wind energy development. The resolution, which cites North Myrtle Beach's inclusion of ducts for ... Go to Source

Interior to unveil plans for offshore wind leases

The Interior Department will release details for the first federal offshore wind lease sale Tuesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in a Monday media call. Jewell said the lease sale would be for a plot off the Atlantic coast, and said it ... via The […]
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