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Coastal Whitepapers

offshore-wind-transmissionOffshore Wind Transmission Study

11/4/2014 - In this study commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), ESS and other partners examine the technical aspects of offshore wind transmission interconnection and analyze scenarios that minimize cost and environmental impact.



shipyard-infographicInfographic Summary of EPA Air Quality Regulations for Boat Yards, Shipyards, and Marinas

6/25/2013 - The US EPA is conducting inspections of boat yards, shipyards, and marinas in New England, focusing on hazardous air pollution emissions caused by paint and thinners. Certain EPA assumptions could qualify your facility as a major emissions source, significantly affecting your permitting requirements.



energy in the northeastOverview of the Offshore Energy Sector in the United States

3/7/2013 - This overview of the offshore energy sector in the northeastern region of the United States was prepared by ESS for the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) as part of its support for ocean planning. It incorporates interviews, surveys, and feedback from 25 energy sector leaders and representatives.



submarine-cable-embedmentSubmarine Cable Embedment: Integrating Suspended Sediment Modeling & Monitoring into the Regulatory Permit Process

1/11/2013 - A look at how underwater cables may introduce suspended sediment into the water column, and how we can properly understand and manage the short-term effects on water quality and aquatic biota.



critical-connection-for-offshore-windThe Critical Connection for Offshore Wind Integration

4/1/2011 - There are several obvious siting considerations when determining the best location for an offshore wind farm. Wind conditions, water depth, seabed geology, natural resources areas and visual impacts are all factors that can make or break a wind farm proposal. Equally critical, yet sometimes overlooked, are the transmission considerations.