On April 30, 2021, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Revolution Wind’s Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Rhode Island.

The Notice of Intent initiates a 30-day public comment period. During the public comment period, BOEM will host three virtual scoping meetings where the public can learn more about the Construction and Operations Plan (COP), ask questions, and provide oral testimony.

BOEM’s scoping process is intended to identify what should be considered in the Revolution Wind COP EIS. Throughout the scoping process, there will be multiple opportunities to help BOEM determine the important resources and issues, impact-producing factors, reasonable alternatives, and potential mitigating measures that should be analyzed in the EIS.

The three virtual meetings will be held on the dates and times below.

  • Thursday, May 13, 5:30 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m.; and
  • Thursday, May 20, 1:00 p.m.

Registration will be available here in the near future: https://www.boem.gov/Revolution-Wind-Scoping-Virtual-Meetings

Revolution Wind’s proposal includes:

  • Construction and operation of an offshore wind project with a total capacity of up to 880 MW.
  • Installation of up to 100 turbines, up to two offshore substations and up to two export cables
  • Monopile foundations for turbines and offshore substations.
  • Port of Galilee, Rhode Island, identified as the location for an onshore operations and maintenance (O&M) facility.
Lease Area OCS-A 0486
The Revolution Wind project would be in federal waters approximately 17.4 nautical miles (20 statute miles) south of Rhode Island in Lease Area OCS-A 0486.

The Revolution Wind project would be in federal waters approximately 17.4 nautical miles (20 statute miles) south of Rhode Island. The Revolution Wind export cable would make landfall at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and would interconnect to the electric transmission system via the existing Davisville Substation, which is owned and operated by National Grid, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Detailed information about the proposed wind energy facility, including how to comment, can be found on BOEM’s website at www.boem.gov/Revolution-Wind.

Additional maps and data for the Revolution Wind Proposed Wind Energy Facility will be made available on the Portal in the near future.