EPA Proposes Air Permit for Construction Activity at Revolution Wind Offshore Wind
Public comment will be accepted on proposed permit until May 1, 2023
BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed air quality permit to Revolution Wind, LLC. The permit includes air pollution control requirements for the construction and operation of a windfarm of up to 880 megawatts (MW). EPA will accept public comments on the proposed permit for 30 days, until May 1, 2023.
The permit would regulate pollutants from “Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sources,” such as jack-up barges that will construct each wind turbine and the electrical service platforms. Additionally, emissions associated with air-emitting devices used during the operation of the windfarm, i.e., generators used as a source of back-up electricity for space conditioning where sensitive electronics are housed, are also regulated.
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