In June, the DOI and BOEM announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for wind energy on the OCS. That auction will be held July 31 and offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
According to BOEM, the wind energy area offshore Virginia will be auctioned as a single lease and has the potential to support more than 2 GW of wind generation. The area is composed of 19 full OCS blocks and 13 sub-blocks.
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