On March 16 at 9AM local time, the next major offshore wind auction will begin in the US. Nine companies have been pre-qualified to bid on the area Kitty Hawk with a total of 495 square kilometers off the US state North Carolina, writes the US Interior Department in a statement.
"Today's announcement demonstrates how our collaborative efforts with Federal, state and local partners over the past eight years have built a foundation to harness the enormous potential of offshore wind energy," says US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.
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