BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for New England Wind Project 


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of the proposed New England Wind project, located offshore Massachusetts, which the agency estimates would generate up to 2.6 GW.

“Diverse public input was essential to BOEM’s careful and thorough analysis of the environmental impact of the proposed New England Wind project,” says BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein. “This document demonstrates the administration’s steady progress towards attaining clean energy goals that will better the lives of Americans now and in the future.”

The plan submitted by Park City LLC has the project located about 20 nm south of Martha’s Vineyard. It includes up to 129 wind turbines and up to five offshore export cables transmitting to onshore systems in the Town of Barnstable and Bristol County, Mass.

BOEM plans to issue a record of decision on whether to approve the project by April.

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