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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.

Planned

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
PLANNED

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ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
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Renewable Energy Production

SECTOR
Renewable Energy Production

Project Category

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Major Infrastructure Projects

Department of the Interior

LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Other Agencies with Actions or Authorizations:

Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of the Army

Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory

Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description:

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.

Permitting Timetable

Planned Environmental Review and Permitting processes

Action Responsible Agency Status