DOI Opens Area off NY Coast for Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind lease area open off NY coast

The Department of the Interior announced the proposed lease sale for more than 80,000 acres off the New York coast for commercial wind energy leasing.

The proposed lease area, approximately 11 miles south of Long Island, is identical to the New York Wind Energy Area, which Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) identified earlier this year in consultation with members of its New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force.

A “Proposed Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York” will be published in the Federal Register on June 6, and will include a 60-day public comment period.

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