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Deepwater Wind’s 30 MW, 5 turbine offshore wind project, 3 miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island has begun commercial operations.  The project went through a 4-month testing phase before being fully commissioned in mid-December 2016.  Each Haliade 6 MW direct drive turbine stands roughly 300 feet above the water.  The turbines were […]

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)  issued a Blueprint for the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan in order to encourage and support wind power in New York state. NYSERDA Blueprint To Advance New York Offshore Wind Link to blueprint document (13 MB): https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Publications/Research/Biomass-Solar-Wind/New-York-State-Offshore-Wind-Blueprint.pdf

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The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board denied Cape Wind a permit to build its transmission lines.  Without a power off take agreement it is highly unlucky that Cape Wind will move forward.  This may be a final blow to the first proposed US offshore wind project. State energy board turns down Cape Wind permit extension

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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received three requests from developers AW Hawaii Wind and Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind for projects off the coast of Hawaii.  The BOEM is currently processing three unsolicited lease requests for floating wind energy projects offshore Oahu, Hawaii (see applications below). The Bureau is now initiating its wind energy competitive […]

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