The United States has set ambitious objectives to bolster offshore wind energy, targeting 30 GW of capacity by 2030 and an additional 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2035. This commitment to offshore wind resources is crucial for decarbonizing the electric grid and mitigating climate change. However, developers can face difficulty navigating the complex regulatory and permitting landscape.
At Kleinschmidt, we pride ourselves on being a reliable partner, guiding clients through intricate regulatory processes associated with offshore wind energy. Our comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements informs our strategic regulatory planning, resulting in efficient and streamlined milestones and deliverables.
We have acted as lead consultant on more than 125 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing projects involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We are currently managing a third-party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed offshore wind project with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and assisting with permitting and regulatory aspects of early-stage floating offshore wind and wave energy projects. Kleinschmidt’s five-decade history of providing exceptional environmental, socioeconomic, and engineering studies and assessments further reinforces our expertise.