DOI Approves 924 MW Sunrise Wind Offshore Project


The Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the nation’s seventh commercial-scale offshore wind project under President Biden, Sunrise Wind.

The project will have a total 924 MW capacity, with its lease area located approximately 16.4 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

In response to comments, BOEM selected an alternative plan that includes fewer wind turbine generators than proposed by Sunrise Wind. 

“BOEM and our partners remain focused on implementing the Biden-Harris administration’s vision of approving 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030,” says Elizabeth Klein, BOEM’s director. 

“Through constructive, broad-based engagement, we are navigating potential conflicts and advancing the responsible growth of offshore wind. As we propel this industry forward, we eagerly anticipate further cooperation and progress with our partners.” 

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