International energy developer TotalEnergies has been named a winner by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of North Carolina.
Located 20 nautical miles (37 kilometers) from the coast, the lease covers a 120 square nautical miles area (222 square kilometers) that when built out will generate a capacity of more than 1 GW, enough to provide power to more than 300,000 homes.
The project is expected to come online by 2030.
“Being awarded this lease, our second offshore wind project in the U.S. demonstrates the strength of our commitment to the country and to our transformation in a multi-energy Company. This project adds to our portfolio of more than 10 GW gross capacity of renewable projects in operation, in construction and in development in the U.S. It is one more step towards our objective of reaching 100 GW of renewable electricity generation worldwide by 2030,” said Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.
This announcement follows the award in February 2022 of a lease to develop a 3 GW wind farm off the coast of New York and New Jersey, United States.
The Carolina Long Bay project is part of the U.S. government’s goal to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030.
News item from TotalEnergies
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