BOEM Announces Final Sale Notice for the New York Bight

BOEM has announced that it will hold a wind auction on February 23rd for six lease areas in the New York Bight, totaling more than 480,000 acres, the largest single-event auction thus far. This will be the first auction under the Biden-Harris administration and collectively New York and New Jersey have set the nation’s largest regional offshore wind target of installing over 16 GW of offshore wind by 2035.

Leases offered in this sale could result in 5.6 to 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power nearly 2 million homes. For more information, see the announcement or visit the New York Bight Page on the BOEM website.