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Dominion has filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to be among the bidders seeking to develop wind turbines to generate electricity on nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland. The area will be auctioned in two separate leases.
 
The North Lease area totals 32,737 acres and the South Lease Area consists of 46,970 acres. Dominion's filing and those of other interested bidders will be reviewed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to determine which are financially qualified to participate in the auction. The auction was announced in a proposed sale notice that the bureau issued in December and the deadline for filing comments and qualification packages is February 18.  A date for the auction has not been set, but is expected in 2014.
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