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US plans to lease two Central Atlantic sites in 2024

RICHARD HEAP

December 12, 2023

The US Department of the Interior has started consultation on a leasing process for two sites off the coast of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

The proposed seabed leasing process includes the 101,443-acre Lease Area A-2 near Delaware Bay and the 176,505-acre Lease Area C-1 near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Both sites could be offered for offshore wind development in a seabed leasing process next year.

The US DoI and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are now seeking feedback on the proposal for 60 days.

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