Refuses to say when review of project will be completed
Sep 27, 2019
With the project in danger of being canceled if the delay lasts too long, James Bennett, the renewable energy program manager at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, gave no indication of when the agency’s review will be completed........................
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, who was a member of the panel, said the Vineyard Wind project probably needs some tweaks. But he also said the Trump administration should move the project forward expeditiously.
“It’s much easier to get a handle on cumulative impacts when you have some impacts,” he said...........................
Pedersen said the biggest transmission concern for offshore wind is not the power lines to shore but the transmission lines once the power reaches shore. One of the perceived advantages of wind farms is their close proximity to population centers, where power is needed. But Pedersen said the infrastructure needed to feed that electricity into the power grid is inadequate.
“That is an area that will be the next inhibitor to the offshore wind industry,” he said.....................................
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