Offshore Wind Power

3 OSW Proposals Submitted to NJ
One of the proposals contains a rebid of a project that already holds a New Jersey contract
Calif. Agency OKs Plan to Meet Ambitious Offshore Wind Goals
The California Energy Commission approved a strategic plan that details how the state can reach its goals of 5 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045.
Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
10 Northeastern States Sign MOU on Interregional Transmission Planning
Ten East Coast states signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a framework to coordinate interregional transmission planning and development.
Eric Haynes
ACP Predicts Strong US Offshore Wind Growth
A new report predicts the U.S. offshore wind buildout will fall short of President Biden’s 30-GW-by-2030 goal despite investment of a projected $65 billion over the next six years. 
Dominion to Buy Kitty Hawk North Offshore Wind Lease
Avangrid agrees to shed some of its wind power development potential off the North Carolina coast.
California Senate
Calif. Lawmakers Send $10B Climate Bond Measure to Nov. Ballot
California lawmakers voted to send a climate resilience bond measure to voters in November, and clean energy advocates are hailing the measure’s investments in offshore wind and transmission projects.
NY Expects to Miss 2030 Renewable Energy Target
The architects of New York’s clean energy transition are predicting the state will fall short of its 70%-by-2030 renewable energy target, perhaps far short, and are suggesting ways to catch up in the early 2030s. 
U.S. Forest Service
Calif. Lawmakers Consider $10B Climate Resilience Bond

Lawmakers are poised to place on the November ballot a $10 billion climate resilience bond measure that would provide $850 million for clean energy projects, including offshore wind.

BOEM Approves NJ’s Atlantic Shores OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has given the go-ahead to New Jersey’s foremost offshore wind project, the 1,510-MW Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. 
BOEM Sets Central Atlantic OSW Auction for August
This auction is the first in a series of a dozen offshore wind lease sales tentatively scheduled by BOEM through the end of 2028.

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