Next Steps Announced for First Proposed Wind Energy Project Offshore North Carolina
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has started an environmental review of a proposed wind energy project offshore North Carolina. This project, if approved, would be the first to operate off the North Carolina coast and has the potential to provide considerable economic benefits to the region during construction and throughout the project’s lifetime. Transmission cables for the project would make landfall in Virginia Beach and would eventually provide power to Virginia. This project is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to creating nearly 80,000 jobs through developing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.