US Wind to Meet with Bethany Beach Friday

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US Wind will hold a meeting in Bethany Beach on Friday. The purpose of that meeting is twofold: first to review and discuss a contract for “Community Benefits” being offered to Delaware’s coastal communities by the US Wind Corporation. This Community Benefits Package includes a stream of annual payments over twenty years, worth two million…

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Rehoboth Commissioners Discuss US Wind Community Benefits Agreement

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The Rehoboth Beach Commissioners discussed the possibility of signing onto a Community Benefits Agreement between US Wind and the City of Rehoboth Beach. This agreement would bring a stream of annual payments over a 20-year period worth $2-million. Delaware Development Manager for US Wind, Mike Dunmyer, spoke to the Commissioners about the agreement – as…

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US Wind Initiates Discussions with Delaware Coastal Towns Regarding Benefits to Residents

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US Wind, Inc. has formally presented to the Delaware Association of Coastal Towns (“ACT”) a package that it affirms will benefit coastal residents. The ACT communities of Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and South Bethany have begun to evaluate the offer and will proceed with discussions through their respective public meeting processes.…

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Public Comment Window Now Open for Potential Bethany Beach Offshore Wind Project

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There are several upcoming public meetings regarding potential off-shore wind farms off the Bethany Beach coast. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released their Draft Environmental Impact Statement for their projects, which evaluates a number of scenarios. A 45-day public comment period begins today. The project evaluates a number of scenarios, including “no…

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Off-Shore Wind Project Moves Another Step Forward

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The off-shore wind project off the Maryland and Delaware coast is another step closer to reality. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Friday that a notice of availability of the draft environmental impact statement on US Wind’s construction and operations plan will be published on October 6th. This sets US Wind on a path…

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MD Gov Wes Moore Signs POWER Act of 2023

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Governor Wes Moore has signed the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2023 into law. Gov Moore signed the measure on Friday – after it was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 10th. US Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski was on hand in Baltimore for the signing. The POWER Act of 2023…

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Federal, State & Local Officials Discuss Offshore Wind Farms for off Delaware and Maryland

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Rehoboth Beach City Commission hosted a special meeting this morning on offshore wind projects off the Delaware and Maryland coast. There were presentations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, DNREC, US Wind, Orsted, Ocean City officials, Caesar Rodney Institute and University of Delaware. Representatives from other coastal towns were also on hand. There was…

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Md. Gets Boost to Create Offshore Wind – Related Jobs

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan took part in an announcement related to offshore wind job opportunities Wednesday (photo courtesy of Gov. Larry Hogan's office)
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Offshore wind development will generate job opportunities in Maryland.$22.9-million is coming from the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge for the Maryland Department of Labor to develop a new apprenticeship model to support the offshore wind power industry. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the Maryland proposal is one of 32 chosen out of more…

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US Wind, U. of Md. To Partner In Wind Power Research Project

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A wind power company pledges $11-million over ten years in a research partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.According to Baltimore-based U.S. Wind Incorporated, the research would take place in its 80,000-acre federal lease area off the Ocean City coast. Three research projects are aimed at understanding the potential effects of offshore…

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US Wind to Delay Survey Work in Maryland Lease Area Till New Year

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As a result of continued outreach and engagement with area fishermen, and in an attempt to peacefully coexist with the fishing industry in and around the Maryland Lease area, US Wind, Inc. (“US Wind”) will further delay geophysical survey operations until January 1, 2022. After refraining from geophysical survey work during the month of November,…

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Md. PSC Sets 2 Virtual Hearings On Offshore Wind Power

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The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled two virtual hearings on Orsted’s Skipjack and US Wind’s offshore wind power projects, phase two. Anyone with an interest in the project is invited to speak, but must register by noon this Friday. The hearings will be held Tuesday September 28th and Thursday September 30th, both at 6:00…

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Agreement Could Expand Offshore Wind Energy In Md.

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US Wind and Tradepoint Atlantic announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a partnership that would expand development of offshore wind energy in Maryland. The deal is expected to generate 3,600 jobs and more than $800-million of investment into Maryland’s economy.Maryland is part of a three-state collaboration with Virginia and North Carolina that looks to…

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US Wind Deploys Data-Collection Buoy Off OC Coast

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U.S Wind has deployed a Floating Light Detecting and Ranging Buoy off the coast of Ocean City. The developer of proposed offshore wind power said the buoy will collect wind speed data and direction. It also will help produce data about wildlife and the environment by monitoring birds, bats and marine life to determine their…

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