SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Interior Department to offer wind-energy leases on 122,000 acres off North Carolina


“Friday’s announcement is one of many steps toward actual construction of wind turbines in waters believed to have vast energy potential. A 2010 federal study found North Carolina’s offshore waters to have the strongest wind potential on the East Coast.

“Five companies have expressed initial interest in the Kitty Hawk lease, but federal officials say it would take at least seven to ten years of site assessments, environmental studies, public hearings and government approvals for construction to start.”

Originally published on August 12, 2016.