From the Rehoboth Town Council
The City of Rehoboth Beach will be holding a special meeting of its Town Council that will address offshore wind projects slated to be constructed off the Delaware coastline. The meeting is scheduled for September 27th at 9 AM.
Presenters will include local, state and federal officials, representatives from the wind power industry and the University of Delaware. Bethany Beach Town Council members and staff will be in attendance. You may live stream the meeting at the links listed below or view a recorded version of the meeting later.
This will be a comprehensive and up to date overview of the plans for wind power installations that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Fenwick Island. If you have any interest in the topic, please take the time to view the meeting or watch the recorded meeting at a later date.
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT (BOEM), U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – Overview of Federal government role and processes in establishing offshore wind farms.
STATE OF DELAWARE, DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL – Overview of State government role, processes and permitting in establishing offshore wind farms
MIKE DUNMYER, US WIND. Overview of proposed US Wind’s MarWin wind farm offshore Maryland
BRADY WALKER, ØRSTED – Overview of proposed Ørsted’s Skipjack wind farm offshore Delaware and Maryland
MAYOR RICK MEEHAN AND CITY MANAGER TERRY MCGEAN OF OCEAN CITY, MD. – Sharing of perspectives and concerns on impacts of offshore wind farms on Ocean City, MD
JEREMY FIRESTONE, PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE – Studies on attitudes regarding offshore wind projects pending or proposed for off the coasts of Delaware and Maryland
DAVID STEVENSON, POLICY DIRECTOR, CAESAR RODNEY INSTITUTE – Perspectives on viewshed, Delaware economic impacts, environmental impacts, ability to effect change and better alternatives to offshore wind
WILLETT KEMPTON, PROFESSOR OF MARINE SCIENCE AND POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE. Delaware Cost and Policy Options Offshore Wind
PANEL DISCUSSION, Q&A
You may livestream by accessing one of these sites:
Civicweb: https://cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net/document/83814?splitscreen=true (this opens the split screen view of the agenda with the livestream)
Access via city online portal: (Suggested if you want to see the agenda and support documents.) https://cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=1700
This link brings up the meeting agenda. Click on agenda packet for any support documents when they are available (check for updates on Friday and on Monday prior to meeting). Click on “Video” to watch live or recorded.