US: US offshore transmission developer Anbaric has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop a 16 GW grid off the north-eastern coast to connect the region's planned offshore wind projects.
Named as the Southern New England OceanGrid, the new offshore grid is expected to maximize the region’s offshore wind resources. Once approved by BOEM, the transmission network on the outer continental shelf will link the existing wind lease areas via a common system and will deliver power to the onshore grid.
The Southern New England OceanGrid would be developed in phases and anticipates an offshore transmission network connecting up to 16 GW of offshore wind to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Anbaric’s application to BOEM lays out the minimum number of offshore collector platforms (OCPs) and associated transmission corridors to efficiently obtain the maximum amount of clean power from BOEM lease areas off the southern coast of New England.
Source: OE Digital