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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






New York Bight offshore wind auctionThe US Department of the Interior has announced the results of the competitive New York Bight offshore wind sale. The lease sale offered six lease areas totalling over 488,000 acres in the New York Bight for potential wind energy development and drew competitive winning bids from six companies totalling approximately $4.37 billion.
The provisional winners of today’s lease sale are:

Provisional Winner 

Lease Area 


Winning Bid 

OW Ocean Winds East, LLC 

OCS-A 0537 



Attentive Energy LLC 

OCS-A 0538 



Bight Wind Holdings, LLC 

OCS-A 0539 



Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight, LLC 

OCS-A 0541 



Invenergy Wind Offshore LLC 

OCS-A 0542 



Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind LLC 

OCS-A 0544 



Before the leases are finalized, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission will conduct an anti-competitiveness review of the auction, and the provisional winners will be required to pay the winning bids and provide financial assurance to Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
The New York Bight offshore wind leases include stipulations designed to promote the development of a domestic U.S. supply chain for offshore wind energy and enhance engagement with Tribes, the commercial fishing industry, other ocean users and underserved communities. The stipulations will also advance flexibility in transmission planning. Stipulations include incentives to source major components domestically – such as blades, turbines and foundations – and to enter into project labour agreements to ensure projects are union-built.
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