Interior Department to Auction Space Offshore of North Carolina for Wind Energy Development
The Department of the Interior announced that 122,405 acres offshore of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017. The lease areas begins about 24 nautical miles from shore and extends 25.7 nautical miles. There are nine companies that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has deemed legally, technically, and financially qualified to participate in the lease sale. This sale will be the seventh competitive lease sale. The first six have generated over $58 million in high bids for more than one million acres in federal waters.
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