Northeast Ocean Data’s interactive map of Renewable Energy Planning Areas has been updated to reflect the lease sale of portions of the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducted a competitive auction for leases on January 29, 2015. RES America Developments, Inc., and Offshore MW LLC were the provisional winners of Lease Area OCS-A 0500 (187,523 acres) and OCS-A 0501 (166,886 acres), respectively, nearly doubling the acreage leased for wind energy through competitive sales.