Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DOI Announces renewable energy offshore lease sale

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of ocean energy management (BOEM) on 30 November announced competitive lease sales for renewable energies development of two wind zones power in the Atlantic Ocean. BOEM proposes to lease nearly 278,000 hectares of offshore Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Iceland.

The lease sales, which will take place next year, are always competitive on the outer continental shelf wind energy first sales. They are important milestones in the DOI 'smart from the start"wind-energy program to facilitate the choice of location, leasing and construction of new wind energy projects. This proposed leasing areas cover as potential high winds have resource and more than 4,000 megawatts be wind generation, enough to power to be able to support an estimated 1.4 million homes.

Were the proposed sale of notices in the Federal Register on December 3 that published, detailed information on the areas for leasing, as well as details such as procurement procedures available. Notices public comment 60-day period ending on 1 February 2013. See press release DOI, Federal notice for Massachusetts and Rhode Iceland and Federal Register notice register for Virginia.

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