DOI to Auction 344,000 Acres Offshore New Jersey for Wind Energy Development

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October 07, 2015

On September 23, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that 343,833 acres off the coast of New Jersey will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a competitive lease sale on November 9, 2015. The New Jersey Wind Energy Area, which will be auctioned in two leases, starts about seven nautical miles from shore.

If fully developed, the New Jersey Wind Energy Area could support at least 3,400 megawatts of commercial wind generation. That’s enough to …read more

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