According to BOEM, it is publishing a call for information and nominations to obtain nominations from companies for commercial wind energy leases. The proposed location for the leases is eleven nautical miles off the south of Long Beach, New York.
The BOEM reports it is also seeking “public input on the potential for wind development in the call area, which includes comments on site conditions, resources, and existing uses of the area that could be relevant to the wind energy development authorization process.” The call is considered an important step in planning for wind offshore New York.
BOEM acting director Walter Cruickshank reports, “After the completion of the necessary environmental reviews, consideration of the existing uses of the area, and consideration of feedback from the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force and the public, BOEM will decide whether to publish a Proposed Sale Notice to describe the area to be offered and the proposed terms and conditions of wind energy leases. The call marks an important step in planning for wind offshore New York.”
The BOEM has also considered a request for information after receiving a request from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for a commercial wind energy lease.