Gulf of Mexico Begins Diving into Offshore Wind Energy
The first auction of what could be eleven new zones allocated for offshore wind power development in the Gulf of Mexico could be held as early as next year, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Each wind energy area, or zone, would represent 1-1.5 Gigawatts of installed capacity. The bureau is currently working with NOAA to conduct a spatial analysis to minimize potential conflicts. This would clear the way for a future build-out of 16.5 Gigawatts of energy in this region.
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