Anbaric (New York and New Jersey, Ocean Grid)
Request For Competitive Interest
On June 17, 2019, BOEM announced the future publication of a ‘Request for Competitive Interest’ for the development of the New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line, an offshore transmission system that would deliver offshore wind energy to the onshore electric grid. The publication marks the next step in BOEM’s review and consideration of a potential New York-New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line. Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (ADP) has requested a right-of-way grant to develop the NY/NJ Ocean Grid, but prior to reviewing the right-of-way application, BOEM must determine whether there are other developers interested in the same area. BOEM will publish a Request for Competitive Interest in the Federal Register on June 19, 2019.
On November 19, 2019, BOEM received a Right-of-Way Grant application from Anbaric Development Partners LLC. (ADP) for the Southern New England OceanGrid Project. The application is for an offshore network of subsea transmission cables approximately 337 nautical miles (388 statute miles) in length. The application also requests an authorization for siting up to eight offshore collector platforms, which would collect and distribute power generated from offshore wind facilities to landings at locations from Massachusetts to the Long Island Sound.
On December 19, 2019, BOEM approved ADP's legal, technical, and financial qualifications to acquire and hold a Right-of-Way Grant on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Southern New England OceanGrid Project Application
On April 30, 2018, a Right-of-Way 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 on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Atlantic Wind Connection
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.