Category Archive: Offshore Wind Energy

BOEM readies to auction wind leases in huge WEA off Martha’s Vineyard

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – About 30 people attended a June 24 public meeting convened by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to get an … Read the rest

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Wind Energy Area socioeconomic study on fisheries ‘exposure’ nears completion

MONTAUK, NY – At the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s April 8-10 meeting here, A. Justin Kirkpatrick and Sharon Benjamin from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s … Read the rest

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Fishermen’s Energy: In it for the long haul

An example of a twisted jacket turbine foundation.  The wind turbine structure would be mounted atop the yellow foundation base where the girding is in this photo.  The unique foundation design came about through a competitive grant program sponsored by the Carbon Trust to encourage wind power development.  Built ashore, multiple units can be transported together providing significant cost savings. (Carbon Trust photo)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – When Fishermen’s Energy goes before the US Department of Energy (DOE) in April to present its proposal for a $46.7 million grant, it … Read the rest

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GUEST COLUMN – Brits visit New England ports, urge US fishermen to prepare for wind farm development

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council convened an Offshore Wind Best Management Practices Workshop Feb. 5-6 in Baltimore, MD with the goal of identifying standards for … Read the rest

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UMaine seeks second DOE grant to build pilot wind farm off Monhegan

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ORONO, ME – In February, the Maine Aqua Ventus I (MAV-I) team submitted its proposal for a demonstration-scale offshore wind farm to the US Department … Read the rest

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Block Island Wind Farm sets precedent for bringing fishermen to the table

The hatched area to the south of Block Island shows the area designated as suitable for offshore wind development by Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan.  The circles in the area represent the five turbines of the Block Island Wind Farm.  Power from the farm will come ashore at New Shoreham and then be transferred to the Block Island Transmission System cable, which connects the island to the mainland, coming ashore at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.
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POINT JUDITH, RI – Offshore wind farm proposals are advancing in Maine, New Jersey, Virginia, and elsewhere, but the 30-megawatt, five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm, Read the rest

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Guest Column – Coping with wind farms through ‘best practices,’ mitigation, planning – John Williamson

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williamson-SHIn the global picture, offshore wind power is an increasing part of the energy mix in Europe, China, and Japan.  The world leader in offshore Read the rest

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Guest Column – Offshore wind: A perspective from BOEM

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bornholdt_hookerAs recently reported by Commercial Fisheries News, several fisheries representatives were invited to visit the Thanet offshore wind facility in England to speak with Read the rest

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Guest Column – Cable projects: Bringing wind energy to shore

hallowell-SHOne often-overlooked aspect of offshore wind energy development is how the energy will be brought onshore.  Transmission cables carrying the energy created by offshore wind Read the rest

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Wind farm advice: Accept, engage, negotiate

As part of a mitigation package, energy developers agreed to install fast-flow pumps at the Thanet Fishermen’s Association’s fuel co-op dock and then purchase fuel from the co-op for its service vessels. (Lorelei Stevens photo)

LONDON, ENGLAND – Over the last few years, European fishermen have been forced to grapple with the sudden reality of wind farm construction on their Read the rest

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