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U.S. Plans Potential Sale of Offshore Wind Rights Near Carolinas

Aug. 26, 2021, 2:03 PM

The U.S. is on track to possibly auction rights to build offshore wind farms along the North and South Carolina coast next year, even as it moves to sell tracts near New York and California, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton said Thursday.

  • “We plan to hold lease sales for the New York Bight by the end of this year or early next, and for offshore Carolina, possibly in 2022,” Lefton said at the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
    • “We expect to move toward the lease sale as soon as 2022 in California”
  • Lefton said the agency is ...