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Latest USA Offshore Wind Articles

Massachusetts weighs up doubling requests target

Massachusetts is considering doubling its solicitations of offshore wind to 3.2GW. The first round of solicitations for 1.6GW of offshore wind is already under way, meaning the new goal could add a further 1.6GW by 2035, Windpower Monthly confirmed.

Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Offshore wind developer ├śrsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.

New York ups offshore plans to 9GW

Plans to nearly quadruple the state's offshore wind target to 9GW by 2035 have been unveiled by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

Ørsted secures power deal for US site

Developer ├śrsted has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with two utilities in Connecticut for some of the electricity produced from its 600MW Revolution Wind site.

Shell adds second US offshore wind site

Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major Shell has entered a joint venture with EDF Renewables to acquire a lease area off New Jersey, making it its second US offshore wind site.

New Jersey rejects 25MW site, but approves offshore funding

EDF Renewable Energy's 25MW Nautilus pilot project has been rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on the grounds it failed to demonstrate the necessary benefits to the local area.

'BOEM should capitalise on Massachusetts success'

All the reaction from the latest US leasing round, as the head of a US offshore lobby group suggests the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) should capitalise on the success of the record-breaking bids for lease areas off the Massachusetts coast and fast-track further auctions.