US Government Shutdown Slows Progress on Offshore Wind Projects

By [email protected] Vineyard Wind has emerged as the first U.S. offshore wind project to face delays caused by the ongoing federal shutdown.

Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners were due to start building the 800-megawatt wind farm off Massachusetts this year, but have already seen postponements to two public meetings relating to the project’s draft environmental impact statement.

The meetings were scheduled for Jan. 8 and 9 with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), an agency within the Department of the Interior. Further public meetings with BOEM on Jan. 15 and 16 seem likely to be pushed back as the partial shutdown

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