Bay State Wind Project
PROJECT WEBSITE: Bay State Wind
All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
Other Agencies with Actions or Authorizations:
Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Bay State Wind (BSW) proposes to develop, build, and operate a utility-scale offshore wind facility. The Bay State Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project (the Project) proposes to construct up to 110 wind turbine generators (“WTG”), up to 186 miles of associated inter-array cabling, two co-located offshore substations (OSSs), export cables, and an onshore operations and maintenance (O&M) facility with an associated Base Port during the operation phase.
The Project is located in federal water on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), specifically in Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0500, approximately 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The undersea Export Cable will traverse both federal waters and state waters of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and ultimately making landfall within the Brayton Point Commerce Center (BPCC) located in Somerset, Massachusetts.
The Environmental Review and Permitting Status of this project will be changed to “In Progress” once the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued.
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Planned Environmental Review and Permitting processes