New York Bight draws six winning bids of USD 4.37bn total

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February 25 (Renewables Now) - The US Department of the Interior on Friday announced the names of the provisional winners of the New York Bight offshore wind sale, saying that the auction drew competitive winning bids from six companies totalling USD 4.37 billion (EUR 3.88bn).

The bidding process lasted 64 rounds across three days, attracting bids from 14 different parties. The Interior Department said in a statement that this ended up being “the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales”.

The names of the provisional winners and the amount they offered are presented in the table below.

Name Lease Area Acres Capacity Winning Bid
OW Ocean Winds East LLC OCS-A 0537 71,522 868 MW USD 765m
Attentive Energy LLC OCS-A 0538 84,332 964 MW USD 795m
Bight Wind Holdings LLC OCS-A 0539 125,964 1.39 GW USD 1.1bn
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight LLC OCS-A 0541 79,351 924 MW USD 780m
Invenergy Wind Offshore LLC OCS-A 0542 83,976 934 MW USD 645m
Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind LLC OCS-A 0544 43,056 523 MW USD 285m

Information about the bidding in each round can be found here, here and here.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.888)

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