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Offshore Wind Late Spring, 2022

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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The last post on this subject was on the first day of March. This one is posted on the last day of May.

There is no significant new news for any of the projects covered in the last post. The first new East Coast projects will not send their first power ashore until mid to late next year. However there is much new news for future projects. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has held two important East Coast auctions, and tentatively scheduled the first West Coast auction.

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Matt Chester on Jun 3, 2022

John-- thought you'd like to see a photo my wife captured as we were flying home from Europe earlier this week. Just off the UK coast at 39,000 feet, you could see a big offshore wind turbine patch, and to our surprise you could see them spinning with the naked eye. If you zoom in on this photo, you'll see them!

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John Benson on Jun 3, 2022

Hi Matt:

Yes - I actually could see them. 

I was actually watching the EU projects quite closely as they were happening, as my employer (Siemens) was heavily involved.  Also, Siemens is the turbine supplier for the largest U.S. East Coast project (Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind). See section 7 of the post linked below for details. Siemens is also building the most important parts of the turbines in Virginia (Portsmouth Marine Terminal, see section 7 in the post linked below).

CVOW is scheduled for completion in 2026, but with 176 14-MW turbines you might see them when you are flying up the east coast by 2025.



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