ACP Statement on BOEM Offshore Wind Announcements

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Interior Department also announced an updated schedule to hold 12 potential offshore wind lease sales in the next five years:

“Today’s announcements are a significant step forward for the advancement of the offshore wind energy industry. The final modernization rule will streamline the permitting process and reduce regulatory barriers for developers. It will also lead to greater collaboration between federal, state, and local stakeholders, ensuring that offshore wind projects are developed in a sustainable and responsible manner.

“Additionally, the new leasing schedule announced by BOEM helps provide the needed business certainty for future planning, especially as we build out a domestic supply chain. We commend the Department of the Interior for accelerating the full potential of offshore wind energy in the United States.”