NE4OSW Supports Networked Offshore Grid Plan, Emphasizes Need for Transparency, Engagement

NE4OSW Supports Networked Offshore Grid Plan, Emphasizes Need for Transparency, Engagement

New England for Offshore Wind filed comments in response to a Request for Information issued by five New England states seeking information concerning the development of a networked offshore electric grid to help unlock offshore wind power in the Northeast 

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NE4OSW Statement on Rhode Island Energy Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind

NE4OSW Statement on Rhode Island Energy Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind

“The New England for Offshore Wind coalition is thrilled to see that RIE released an RFP for additional offshore wind capacity that has the potential to meet at least 30% of Rhode Island’s electricity demand in 2030.”

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NE4OSW Seeks RI Offshore Wind Procurements that Maximize Environmental, Socioeconomic Benefits

NE4OSW Seeks RI Offshore Wind Procurements that Maximize Environmental, Socioeconomic Benefits

The New England for Offshore Wind coalition submitted comments that underscore a need for specificity, stringency, and transparency in Rhode Island Energy’s upcoming offshore wind procurement. 

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NE4OSW Supports Responsibly Sited Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine

NE4OSW Supports Responsibly Sited Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine

The New England for Offshore Wind coalition told BOEM that they support leasing for offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine OCS that relies on data and research. 

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NE4OSW Celebrates Regional Collaboration on Block Island Wind Farm Tour

NE4OSW Celebrates Regional Collaboration on Block Island Wind Farm Tour

New England for Offshore Wind co-hosted 125 people from around the region for a boat tour of the 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. 

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Statement on Rhode Island 30-day Public Comment Period for Offshore Wind RFP

“Rhode Island’s commitment to procuring more offshore wind power makes sense in so many ways. It’s an essential step in meeting the state’s obligations under the Act on Climate.”

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Statement on New England States’ RFI on Offshore Wind Transmission

“New England for Offshore Wind is thrilled that five of the six New England states have come together to issue this request for information and explore investment options for the transmission infrastructure needed to integrate clean resources, including offshore wind, onto the regional power grid.”

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New England for Offshore Wind Coalition Announces Agreement on Transmission Principles

September 6, 2022 The New England for Offshore Wind coalition, in collaboration with coalition member Acadia Center, today released a set of Transmission Principles to help advance new transmission investments critically needed for offshore wind.

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Governor Baker Signs Clean Energy & Climate Bill with Large Offshore Wind Provisions

Today, Governor Baker signed H.5060, An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind, a sweeping climate law that will enable the Commonwealth to address the climate crisis and take steps toward achieving its 2030 and 2050 climate goals. The legislation is a big win for offshore wind, creating conditions for an inclusive and responsible industry and including provisions for grid modernization and transmission.

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President Biden Visits Brayton Point to Announce Executive Action on Climate

Today, at Brayton Point in Somerset, MA, President Biden announced that he would take a series of executive actions to combat climate change in the coming days.

In choosing this location for the announcement, the Biden Administration reaffirmed its commitment to the large-scale and responsible build-out of offshore wind, our region’s most abundant and effective resource to combat the climate crisis.

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Biden Administration Launches Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership

The Biden Administration launches a Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership to accelerate the growth of the US offshore wind industry and brings together Governors from 11 East Coast states – including all coastal New England states – who will collaborate with the federal government to expand key elements of the offshore wind supply chain and workforce development.  

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Rhode Island Passes Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy Legislation

RI passes Affordable Clean Energy Security Act requiring the electric utility to issue a solicitation for an offshore wind procurement of 600-1,000 megawatts (MW) by October of 2022 and a 30-day public comment period on the draft request for proposals (RFP), which were the top two priorities of the RI coalition.

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