Atlantic Wind Connection
On March 31, 2011, Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC submitted an unsolicited application for a right-of-way grant. The company named the proposal the “Atlantic Wind Connection.” The company proposes to build an offshore high voltage direct current transmission system that would interconnect offshore wind generation to the onshore grid.
The application is available for download here.
Request For Competitive Interest:
On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, BOEM published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting competitive interest in the proposal, and requesting comment on the project from the interested public. On February 21,2012, the comment period closed and comments received are available for review at regulations.gov.
Determination of No Competitive Interest:
Following the 60-day open comment period and request for competitive interest, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a notice in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, that no competitive interest exists for the area requested in Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC’s application for a right-of-way (ROW) grant to build an offshore electrical transmission system on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coasts of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. (77 FR 28620).