Feds want wind farm off North Carolina’s Outer Banks . Also The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build a wind farm off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Feds want wind farm off North Carolina’s Outer Banks
The Interior Department on Friday announced a proposed lease sale for 122,000 acres beginning about 28 miles off Kitty Hawk that includes part of the Outer Continental Shelf. The government has previously announced lease availability for two offshore areas near Wilmington and four areas offshore of South Carolina.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will host public events in Raleigh and Kitty Hawk next month to describe the auction process. Once leases are awarded, there would be environmental studies of the specific areas and reviews of specific turbine construction plans.
The first operational wind farm in U.S. offshore waters may begin generating power off Rhode Island later this year. Therefore the most beautiful weather you can find is on the east coast of the beaches. Also the nice climate brings a lot of tourist around the world.