BOEM Receives Unsolicited Requests To Build Massive Offshore Wind Project In Hawaii


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received two unsolicited requests from AW Hawaii Wind (AWH) to build a pair of 408 MW offshore wind farms, each consisting of 51 floating 8 MW turbines. The energy generated by the projects would be transmitted to Oahu by undersea cables.

BOEM notes that the AWH proposals – the Oahu Northwest Project and the Oahu South Project – are not in response to a formal call for interest. Receipt of an unsolicited lease request by BOEM is the earliest step in a process that includes environmental analysis and stakeholder engagement.

The agency notes that a Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting will be scheduled in the near future to discuss the lease requests and other topics.

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