The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on September 22 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current status of activities offshore Virginia.
BOEM’s Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force is an intergovernmental group. Members include Federal officials and elected state, local, and tribal officials, or designated member representatives.
To date, it has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development.
There are five proposed and ongoing activities in and around the Virginia Wind Energy Area, which include:
- Commercial Lease for Wind Energy Offshore Virginia
- Cooperative Agreements
- Research Nomination within the WEA
- Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP)
- Atlantic Wind Connection Right-of-Way Grant application
Participation during the meeting will be limited to Task Force members only. A public question and answer session will be held upon its conclusion.
More details on speakers and the agenda will be available here.
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Shamil Ayntrazi says
The following is proposed:
1. Floating Marine Laboratory
Would provide testing of different offshore energy extraction systems under actual sea conditions for energies extracted from; waves, tidal, solar, thermal, deep sea cold water and thermal.
3. Wave energy extraction from front and lee side of the wave.
4. Tidal energy extraction.
5. Sea and wind states.
6. Injecting air into sea water for capture of CO2 from the air.
7. Injecting sea water into the air for capture of CO2 from the air and for cooling.
The impossible is not a fact, it is an opinion
1. Floating offshore structures as described under “floating construction unit”-(FCU).
2. Floating supports for offshore wind turbines.
3. Wind turbine design, HAWT and VAWT.
4. Investigating relocation of electrical equipment from the Nacelle of wind turbines to the dry deck of the (FCU).
5. Investigating relocation if the wind turbine generator from the Nacelle of wind turbines to the dry deck of the (FCU).
The above would place Virginia in a leading position in the USA and worldwide for floating marine labs, manufacture of floating wind turbines and supports and offshore floating structures.
We are sure that your good selves are aware of the amount of funds spent by different departments for developing offshore renewable energy extraction.