Company Submits Lease Request For 2,000-MW Washington State Offshore Wind Farm

April 19, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
April 19, 2022

Trident Winds Inc. has submitted an unsolicited lease request to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) for a commercial lease to pursue the permitting, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of the first floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Washington State.

The Olympic Wind project is planned to be sited 43 miles off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula, taking advantage of an offshore wind resource that will deliver approximately 2,000 megawatts of energy.

With the submission of the request for the Olympic Wind Project, BOEM will conduct an initial review to confirm the applicant meets the agency’s legal, technical, and financial qualifications to hold a lease on the Outer Continental Shelf for commercial offshore wind energy development.

Following confirmation of qualifications, BOEM will issue a public notice of a request for interest to determine if competitive interest exists for the proposed site.