BOEM has published Notices of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for several proposed wind energy projects recently. Visit the Portal’s Offshore Wind Project page to keep up with these and other updates.
BOEM’s NOI for Vineyard Wind South initiates a 30-day public comment period that ends on July 30, 2021. During the public comment period, BOEM will be hosting three virtual scoping meetings where you can learn more about the ask questions and provide oral testimony.
The virtual scoping meetings will be held on:
- Monday, July 19, 2021 – 5:30 PM ET
- Friday, July 23, 2021 – 1:00 PM ET
- Monday, July 26, 2021 – 5:30 PM ET
For more information, see the Vineyard Wind South Virtual Scoping Room.
The Vineyard Wind South Construction and Operations Plan (COP) is a two-phase plan that includes Park City Wind as Phase 1. The COP calls for up to a total of 130 wind turbine positions, two to five offshore substations, inter-array cables, up to three onshore substations, and up to five transmission cables making landfall in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. If approved, the Vineyard Wind South project will be located about 20 statute miles offshore the southwestern corner of Martha’s Vineyard and 24 statute miles offshore Nantucket. Additional detail can be found on BOEM’s website at https://www.boem.gov/Vineyard-Wind-South.