BOEM finalises Kitty Hawk lease
Avangrid to start more detailed study of 49,730-hectare site off N Carolina
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has finalised the lease with developer Avangrid Renewables for the 1.5GW Kitty Hawk offshore wind zone off North Carolina.
The Iberdrola subsidiary said execution of the lease starts the formal process of studying the 49,730-hectare site in more detail.
Avangrid chief executive and president Laura Beane said: “Even at this very early stage, we have a lot of work to do as we seek to better comprehend a number of variables that will inform our understanding of the wind farm development.
“That process will take time, is highly technical, and will involve many stakeholders, but we are confident in our ability to leverage our experience in order to deliver a competitively priced product to our eventual customers.”
Avangrid Renewables won the lease auction for the site with a bid of $9,066,650 in March.
Image: Block Island is the first offshore wind farm in the US (Deepwater Wind)