Attentive Energy recognizes the importance of understanding the historical and cultural ties of Native American Tribes, Tribal Nations, and Tribal Organizations (hereafter referred to as “Tribes”) to the Bight region to inform responsible offshore wind development. Tribes have a long history in the region, having established communities in and around the Project Area millennia before European contact. Tribes also have a unique reliance on, interaction with, and knowledge of coastal and marine environments. As such, Attentive Energy has made it a priority since its inception to better understand the interests, opinions, concerns, and recommendations of Tribes to help guide Project development.  

To gain an understanding of the history of Tribes in the region, Attentive Energy onboarded a Tribal Engagement Representative to support engagement with the 16 Tribes with historical and cultural ties to the Project Area. Together with Attentive Energy’s Community Engagement and Permitting Teams, the Tribal Engagement Representative is helping Attentive Energy implement the tools and resources necessary to thoughtfully engage with Tribal members and Tribal representatives. The goal of this engagement is to create a pathway for sharing Project-related information and to exchange resource-information or other information of interest to Tribes.    


Attentive Energy, in partnership with The New York Bight Lessees and through coordination with Tribes and the Bureau for Ocean Energy Management have developed a Joint Native American Tribes Communication Plan (Joint NATCP) to describe approaches for coordinated engagement with Native American Tribes and Tribal Nations throughout the development of the regions’ offshore wind projects. 


Progress on engagement outlined in the Joint NATCP, in addition to other Project-related engagement with Tribes is summarized in biannual Progress Reports to BOEM, which are made publicly available on BOEM’s website for the Attentive Energy Lease Area (OCS-A 0538):

Contact our Community Engagement Manager, Favio German, at