MD Gov Wes Moore Signs POWER Act of 2023

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

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)

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


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

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.

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

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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