Offshore wind is an energy source that has seen explosive global growth over the past decade. In the United States, the offshore wind industry had another landmark year in 2022, and the authors expect the same for 2023. Mayer Brown’s Year in Review highlights the major US milestones in 2022, some expected in 2023, projects underway, and the status of state incentive programs.

According to the briefing, it is anticipated that the following offshore auctions, as well as others, will take place in 2023.

  • New York will select awardees in its third offshore wind procurement, which is expected to result in up to 4 GW of new projects.
  • New Jersey will hold its third round of offshore wind procurements, which is expected to result in up to 4 GW of new projects.
  • BOEM’s planning and analysis will continue for the Gulf of Mexico and Central Atlantic, Wind Energy Areas (WEAs).
  • BOEM will establish WEAs in the Gulf of Maine.
  • BOEM will accept public comments on multiple draft EISs for projects’ construction and operations plans, including the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project in Virginia, the Sunrise Wind I project spanning Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and the New England Wind project in Massachusetts.
  • BOEM will finalize regulations to modernize the regulations that govern its offshore wind leasing and development program on the OCS.

Access the briefing here