On Jan. 12, 2022, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that BOEM would hold a wind energy auction for more than 488,000 acres in the New York Bight. This was the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden-Harris Administration.
The auction was held on Feb. 23, 2022, and allowed offshore wind developers to bid on six lease areas – the most areas ever offered in a single auction – as described in BOEM’s Final Sale Notice. The lease sale drew competitive winning bids from six companies totaling approximately $4.37 billion.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022