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BOEM picks 2.4GW Oregon offshore wind areas

RICHARD HEAP

February 14, 2024

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has picked two areas off the coast of US state Oregon to accommodate up to 2.4GW of offshore wind capacity.

The Brookings zone measures 133,808 acres and is located 18 miles from shore, while the Coos Bay zone measures 61,204 acres and is 32 miles from shore. BOEM said it will now start preparing environmental impact assessments to assess the impact of leasing offshore wind farms in the two areas.

Elizabeth Klein, director at BOEM, said: “BOEM values its close coordination with the State of Oregon as we continue to work together to maintain a robust and transparent offshore wind planning process. We will continue to work closely with Tribal governments, federal and state government agencies, ocean users, coastal communities and all interested stakeholders as we move forward with our environmental review.”

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