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The broader U.S. offshore wind industry is gaining momentum as well, exemplified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completing its second competitive offshore wind lease sale to Dominion Virginia Power in September. This closely followed the first offshore wind lease sale to Deepwater Wind New England LLC for two sites off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in July.
Finally, DOE's Advanced Technology Demonstration project partners are all well underway in their work towards developing engineering, design, and permitting plans for their proposed offshore wind demonstration projects. AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER attendees will have the opportunity to get updates from these consortia firsthand during the closing session. Attendees can also stop by the Department of Energy's booth, #401, to learn more about these projects and many others. I look forward to seeing you all there.
With warm regards,