Wind energy – U.S.A.
The U.S. plans to advance new offshore wind lease areas and complete the review of at least 16 construction and operations plans by 2025.
This could add as much as 19 GW of new electric generation, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday.
Amanda Lefton, director of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, told the Reuters US Offshore Wind conference that the steps the Biden administration has taken over the last few months will catalyze the U.S. offshore wind industry.
BOEM has leased 1.7 million acres of the U.S. outer continental shelf for offshore wind development, she said, with 17 commercial leases on the Atlantic coast and expects to hold a new lease sale off the coast of New York by the end of this year or the beginning of 2022.