BOEM, Maryland Sign MOU to Strengthen Offshore Wind Efforts


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Maryland have signed an MOU to support the coordinated development of wind energy generation offshore Maryland.  

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, BOEM Director Elizabeth Klein and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi joined Governor Wes Moore to make the announcement.

“Maryland will play an important role in helping achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s ambitious renewable energy goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030,” says Secretary Haaland. 

“Today’s announcement represents another important step towards a clean, reliable energy future with good-paying jobs and economic opportunities that are accessible to communities across America.” 

Under the MOU, BOEM and the state will continue efforts to identify potential areas for offshore wind leasing. The bureau will also continue to convene the Central Atlantic Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force with the state and other stakeholders to enhance collaboration and address challenges associated with the siting of offshore wind leasing areas. 

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