Has the Corps given a permit to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for their offshore wind project?
No one has received a complete application for a project aside from Cape Wind. Winergy has filed, or is close to filing. Is there communication between Winergy and the Corps? Winergy says that it will be sending an application soon. IV. Marine Off-Shore Wind Farm Technologies and Economics Professor Jim Manwell of the Renewable Energy Lab at UMass-Amherst gave a presentation on the economics of offshore wind technologies. He began his presentation by expressing his view that due to the combination of water depth and the wind regime, offshore Cape Cod is the “best possible spot in the country” for an offshore wind farm. This is a spectacular wind resource in protected waters. “Massachusetts is the Saudi Arabia of wind.” He further explained that with available technology in the industry, locating a wind farm farther offshore would be hard to justify. His powerpoint is available here. At the end of his presentation, the stakeholders asked several questions of Dr. Manwell. How far away ar
- Why is a permit required from the Department of the Army - Corps of Engineers for the Long Island Power Authoritys wind turbine park in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach Island?
- Will the Corps of Engineers be writing an Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Island Power Authoritys offshore wind turbine park?
- Has the Corps of Engineers received the Long Island Power Authoritys permit application for the offshore wind park?