BOEM seeks public input on draft enviro analysis for Revolution Wind
The Borssele I&II offshore wind farm. Image by Ørsted (www.orsted.com)
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) on Monday invited public comments on the draft environmental analysis for the Revolution Wind project offshore Rhode Island.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed scheme will be available for review on September 2, with input to be received in the period through October 17. The BOEM will use the comments when it prepares the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the purpose of which is to help the agency decide whether to approve the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP).
During the comment period, BOEM will hold several in-person and virtual public meetings.
The Revolution Wind project calls for the construction of an offshore wind farm of between 704 MW and 880 MW that will be installed 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island. It will have up to 100 turbines, up to two offshore substations and up to two export cables. The project was put forward by Revolution Wind LLC, a joint venture between Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and US utility Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES).
Revolution Wind will feature 65 units of the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA’s SG 11.0-200 DD turbines and is planned to go online at the end of 2024.
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