Massachusetts Activities

Gulf of Maine Planning Area
Gulf of Maine Planning Area

 


Gulf of Maine Planning Area shapefile

What's New?

BOEM plans to hold the next Gulf of Maine Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting virtually on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Additional information and registration are available at Gulf of Maine.

Efforts Underway

There are several renewable energy efforts underway offshore Massachusetts. 

Gulf of Maine Task Force

In January of 2019, Governor Christopher Sununu of the State of New Hampshire requested the establishment of an intergovernmental offshore wind renewable energy Task Force for the state. Given the regional nature of offshore wind energy development, BOEM has decided to establish a Gulf of Maine Task Force – including representation from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and federally recognized Tribes in the area. For more information, please visit: https://www.boem.gov/Gulf-of-Maine

Environmental Studies

BOEM has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development. For more information, please visit: http://www.boem.gov/Massachusetts-Environmental-Studies.

Public Engagement

BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities offshore Massachusetts with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through its Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. BOEM also coordinates public information meetings to help keep interested stakeholders updated on major renewable energy milestones. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.

Visual Simulations

In response to stakeholder interest regarding visual impacts from potential future renewable energy development within the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Wind Energy Areas, BOEM undertook a project to develop daytime and nighttime photomontages and 24 hour day-through-night videos to simulate what turbines might look like if these six lease areas were fully developed.

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