I saw a post, at RenewablesOffshore regarding the memorandum of understanding between FERC and MMS. As I noted previously these agencies have entered into a memorandum of understanding on the handling of offshore renewable energy projects. As a result of the MOU, FERC has dismissed Grays Harbor’s application for a preliminary permit for a wave project off the coast of Atlantic City. I wrote about Grays Harbor’s application here. The dismissal at least deals with the objects filed by NJ Board of Public Utilities, EPA, Interior, several of the wind energy companies, and the New Jersey Environmental Lobby. This clears the way to an organized way to move NJ’s goals of offshore renewable energy forward.
Also, this MOU opens the way for the final MMS’ rules to be adopted to regulate the offshore renewable energy projects.