BOEM Identifies Potential Offshore Wind Lease Location in Northeast

Public comment is open for 45 days after the announcement.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced an area in the Gulf of Maine that has been identified for the potential for offshore wind development. After taking eight months to reduce 13.7 million potential acres to around 9.7 million acres, the BOEM has published their final “call area” for the location of interest, opening up public comments for 45 days to properly take the next step in their location identification process.

“BOEM is committed to transparent, inclusive, and data-driven processes, and public input is essential to helping us determine areas that may be suitable for offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine,” said Director Elizabeth Klein. “We are still early in the planning and leasing process, and we look forward to the multiple future opportunities for engagement.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Klein as she pursues the lease of marine areas in the Gulf of Maine.
  • For BOEM officials as they field public commentary and assess the impact of the wind farm.

Sources: Reuters, Maritime Executive


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