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4GW lease auction looms for US federal waters

UNITED STATES: Developers wishing to build offshore wind farms in US federal waters off Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will have the opportunity to bid for leases next year, the US Department of the Interior (DoI) has confirmed.

Three development leases with a combined capacity of 4GW are to be awarded, with full proposed sale notices published today.

The DoI auction announcement has come at a time when the US is experiencing "record domestic oil and gas development," acknowledged DoI secretary, Ken Salazar.

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