USA: BOEM to Decide on Offshore Wind Area Next Year
Representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a public meeting last week, where they discussed preferred options for offshore wind configurations for the area off the coast of the Vineyard.
After BOEM released an environmental assessment and identified five different configurations for the area, its representatives said that the area about 12 nautical miles south of the Vineyard, which covers 877 square nautical miles, is the most convenient for the development, reports the Vineyard Gazette.
BOEM will probably make a decision on the offshore wind area early next year, after it gathers public comment. The comment period for the environmental assessment ends on December 3.
Offshore WIND Staff, November 22, 2012; Image: Vattenfall