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The US will explore offshore wind potential in the Gulf of Mexico

10 Jun 2021

The US Department of the Interior (DoI) intends to access offshore wind potential in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will release a Request for Interest (RfI) focused on the western and central planning areas of the Gulf of Mexico offshore the states of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to wind, the BOEM is seeking information on other renewable energy technologies.

The United States aims to develop 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030. So far, the BOEM has issued 17 commercial leases on the Atlantic coast, from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.

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