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Maryland Opens Comment Period on Offshore Wind Applications

The first application for a wind project off the coast of Maryland has been filed and the 180-day comment period is now open. The application period ends on August 23, 2016 and any developer may apply. Maryland has a goal of 2.5% of the total retail electricity sales coming from offshore wind energy between 2017 and 2022. The proposed lease area is between 10 and 30 miles off the coast of Maryland.

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