Department of Interior Hosting Another Offshore Wind Auction
Thirteen companies are qualified to bid on leases for 344,000 acres offshore of New Jersey. The Department of Interior is holding an auction on November 9, 2015 for the New Jersey Wind Energy Areas that could support at least 3,400 megawatts of wind energy. That amount of energy could power 1.2 million homes according to the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has awarded nine offshore wind energy leases including the Deepwater Wind lease that is currently in development.