US identifies final wind areas in Central Atlantic with up to 8GW capacity

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced three final Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

The three WEAs total approximately 356,550 acres. The first is some 26 nautical miles off Delaware Bay, the second is 23.5 nautical miles offshore Ocean City, and the last is 35 nautical miles from the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. If fully developed, the final WEAs could support 4–8 GW of clean renewable energy production. 

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