MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Norwegian-based energy company is the provisional winner of an auction to develop a massive wind project between New York and New Jersey.
The company is a subsidiary of the Norwegian company Statoil.
Other bidders included the New York State Energy Research Development Authority. A Statoil statement says it will work closely with that agency on developing the wind project.
Statoil Wind says the project could eventually develop one billion watts of energy.
Fishing groups in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are challenging the project. A court hearing is set for Feb. 8.