Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance to identify and delineate leasing areas for offshore wind energy development within the Atlantic Coast Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) established by BOEM. This report focuses on NREL's development of three delineated leasing area options for the Massachusetts (MA) WEA and the technical evaluation of these leasing areas. The overarching objective of this study is to develop a logical process by which the MA WEA can be subdivided into non-overlapping leasing areas for BOEM's ... continued below

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Musial, W.; Parker, Z.; Fields, M.; Scott, G.; Elliott, D. & Draxl, C. December 1, 2013.

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance to identify and delineate leasing areas for offshore wind energy development within the Atlantic Coast Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) established by BOEM. This report focuses on NREL's development of three delineated leasing area options for the Massachusetts (MA) WEA and the technical evaluation of these leasing areas. The overarching objective of this study is to develop a logical process by which the MA WEA can be subdivided into non-overlapping leasing areas for BOEM's use in developing an auction process in a renewable energy lease sale. NREL worked with BOEM to identify an appropriate number of leasing areas and proposed three delineation alternatives within the MA WEA based on the boundaries announced in May 2012. A primary output of the interagency agreement is this report, which documents the methodology, including key variables and assumptions, by which the leasing areas were identified and delineated.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-5000-60942
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1118096 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1118096
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc871897

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Musial, W.; Parker, Z.; Fields, M.; Scott, G.; Elliott, D. & Draxl, C. Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area, report, December 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc871897/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.