Offshore wind is up-and-coming in the United States – and lease areas along the entire East Coast are in demand. In our map, you can see state goals and capacities for offshore wind farms allocated to current lease areas.
Grey areas: For Massachusetts and Rhode Island, space for around 1.6 GW is still available. However, this would quickly be earmarked if Massachusetts authorizes the procurement of an additional 2.8 GW.
Yellow areas: For New York/New Jersey, an adequate area for the state goals only exists if BOEM’s primary recommended areas (equivalent to 4.5 GW) become available for leasing.
Blue areas: Compared to the grey and yellow areas, there is currently less space available for Virginia and Maryland. To reach its offshore wind goals, Virginia will need to develop new wind farms with a 40% higher capacity density than New England.
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