Regional Proposals

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On April 30, 2018, a Right-of-Way (ROW) Grant application was received from Anbaric Development Partners LLC.(ADP) for the New York and New Jersey, Ocean Grid. The application is for a submarine system approximately 185 nautical miles (NM) (213 statute miles) in length. The application also request an authorization for siting up to 9 offshore collector platforms which would collect and distribute power generated from existing offshore wind leases to up to 6 onshore landings at locations from Long Island, New York to Cardiff, New Jersey.

On June 22, 2018 BOEM approved ADP's legal, technical, and financial qualifications to acquire and hold a Right of Way Grant (ROW) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Atlantic Wind Connection

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On May 1, 2013, Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC (AGH) submitted a supplement to their application for the “Atlantic Wind Connection.” The supplement updates the project application filed August 10, 2011, in which the company proposes to build an offshore high voltage direct current transmission system offshore New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia that would interconnect offshore wind generation to the onshore grid.

On June 2, 2014, AGH informed BOEM of a scaled back project titled the New Jersey Energy Link that consists of the installation of point-to-point transmission system off New Jersey that does not interconnect BOEM wind energy areas and does not support the production, transmission, or transportation of energy from sources other than oil and gas. On December 22, 2014, BOEM suspended the ROW application process and informed AGH that the project proposed no longer falls under BOEM’s jurisdiction and does not require an OCS lease, easement or ROW grant pursuant to subsection 8(p) of the OCS Lands Act.

If future phases of the project move forward that support the production, transmission, or transportation of energy from sources other than oil and gas, the renewable energy regulatory process will be reinitiated pursuant to 30 CFR Part 585.