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Ørsted goes incognito for New York offshore wind auction

The Danish utility admits to being among 25 prequalified players vying for six new offshore sites of 7GW at upcoming auction – except under an alias. Though the company is unwilling to disclose their cover name, there are a few names that arouse suspicion.

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When the next big auction for offshore licenses kicks off on Feb. 23 in the US, all major players will surely be in the running, from oil companies like Equinor BP and Shell to utilities such as RWE, EDF and Iberdrola's US subsidiary, Avangrid. So will infrastructure funds like Green Investment Group and domestic power companies like PSEG.

This much is evident from the list of 25 prequalified participants announced by the US federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday.

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