Feds Release Wind Farm Zoning Map

CapeCodOnline: State and federal officials have released a map designating a large swath of ocean south of Cape Cod and the Islands for potential leasing to developers of commercial-scale offshore wind farms.

Source: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and state officials announced today the publication of a “request for interest” to find out where in the 3,000-square-mile area developers might pursue projects. The federal agency, which replaced the Minerals Management Service, will accept public comments on the measure until Feb. 28.

The area begins about 12 nautical miles south of the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and extends 31 nautical miles out to sea.

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