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This page provides an overview of all past and present Marine Energy projects in the United States at different levels of development and provides active links to permitting documents from either the FERC eLibrary or Tethys Knowledge Base.

Map of Projects

To learn more about a project, select the blue pin on the map with your cursor and a pop up will open with the project’s name, timeline, geographic coordinates and a list of all submitted permitting and licensing materials to date. Where available, the permitting/licensing documents have been linked to a downloadable PDF of the document or to pages with additional information.

Timeline of Projects

The figure above shows all past and present Marine Energy projects and the permitting milestones of each over time organized by energy type (riverine, tidal, and wave). Click on the triangles in the plot to zoom the map to the study location of interest. You can access relevant FERC documents per project and permitting milestones by clicking on the study location icon in the map.
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The Management Measures tool allows users to search and query the Tethys Management Measures Tool for Marine Renewable Energy - a robust compilation of marine energy management measures identified by international Marine Renewable Energy regulators and researchers.
Source: Management Measures Tool for Marine Renewable Energy | Tethys

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The FERC eLibrary contains environmental compliance project documents, of which excerpts have been manually tagged for reference.

For a proposed project that is likely to affect species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or their designated critical habitat, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and/or the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with a Biological Assessment (BA) or Biological Evaluation (BE) and seek concurrence that the project is unlikely to adversely affect the species or habitat.

The DOE Water Power Technologies Office updated its NEPA guidance and template for grant awardees in 2023. Please consult the most recent template and guidance document . Other Biological Assessments contained within this repository may be helpful resources but may not be indicative of the required information for the assessment unless dated 2023 or later.

Additional information can be found on the DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Management Center .

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The Tethys Marine Energy Knowledge Base contains curated white and gray literature.

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Spatial intersections are displayed here between the location drawn and datasets loaded from of species, habitats and human uses as Receptor tags.

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