Posts Tagged ‘Offshore’

Massachusetts Unveils Three Offshore Wind Farm Proposals

The race is on to build the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States on the federal Outer Continental Shelf. In December, three companies – Bay State Wind, Deepwater Wind, and Vineyard Wind – submitted bids in response to the Request for Proposal issued by the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies , in coordination […]

Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site

In this photo from 2014 is pictured the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS, after its first year at sea in Castine. The 1:8-scale prototype for the huge 6-megawatt turbines is the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S. The proposed route for a cable that would bring electricity from an offshore […]

Offshore Wind Energy Market : High Costs, Risks, and Supply Chain…

According to the report, global offshore wind energy market was valued at USD 20.3 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 57.2 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% between 2017 and 2022. Energy has been extracted from wind sources since a long time. View full post on Wind Power News

Coastal oil and gas drilling won’t affect offshore wind projects, U.S. official says

The Trump Administration's decision to offer nearly all coastal U.S. waters for oil and gas drilling won't interfere with the government's aggressive steps to lease those waters for possibly thousands of wind turbines, federal officials said. The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which will oversee both programs, already has granted a 70,000-acre […]

Letter: Any disruption to fishing industry from offshore wind…

The region's fishing community has every right to be concerned that new offshore wind farms could affect their industry . In the near term, restrictions will be necessary in the area of construction. View full post on Wind Power News

Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind power

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday said the state will seek solicitations for “at least” 800 megawatts of offshore wind this year and next, following his call for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind in the state by 2030. The announcement, in the governor's State of the State address, further asserts the state's role in what […]

U.S. Fisherman Are ‘Losing Ground’ To Massive Offshore Wind Farms

U.S. fisherman are pushing back against plans to construct offshore wind farms along the East Coast, claiming the large clusters of turbines affect navigation, regulation and fish behavior, The Associated Press reports. “You ever see a radar picture of a wind farm? It's just one big blob, basically,” Massachusetts fisherman Eric Hansen told the AP. […]

Partnership proposes pairing offshore wind with hydroelectric pumped storage

Deepwater Wind will propose to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an offshore wind solution that, for the first time, will allow a utility-scale renewable energy project to replace the retiring fossil fuel-fired power plants closing across the region. Deepwater Wind – America's leading offshore wind developer – tomorrow will submit its response to Massachusetts' 83C offshore […]

Developers proposing offshore wind farms

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski says his company will submit two proposals by Wednesday's deadline for firms seeking to supply at least 400 megawatts of offshore wind energy to Massachusetts power companies. One plan calls for about 25 turbines generating 200 megawatts of power. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Debut Reflects Roadblocks in France’s Climate-Fighting Ambitions

“Floatgen, I wish you good wind and fair seas,” French sailor Catherine Chabaud announced to a crowd of dignitaries, before sending a champagne bottle smashing against a wind turbine towering over the dock. The launch of the $29.5-million pilot a few weeks ago not only represents France's first floating turbine – capable, its builders say, […]