On January 12, 2022, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that BOEM will hold a wind energy auction on February 23, 2022, for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight.

As described in BOEM’s Final Sale Notice (FSN), the auction will allow offshore wind developers to bid on six lease areas—the most areas ever offered in a single auction. Leases offered in this sale could result in 5.6 to 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power nearly two million homes.

Portal users can view the six FSN areas in the Data Explorer, where the New York Bight FSN Areas map layer is listed in the Energy and Infrastructure: Planning Areas category. Also available in the Data Explorer is a map layer showing all BOEM Wind Planning Areas

Alternatively, the Energy and Infrastructure: Planning Areas Theme Map shows the New York Bight FSN Areas in combination with existing lease areas and other ocean energy planning areas.

Geospatial data for the New York Bight FSN areas can also be downloaded directly from BOEM.

Screenshot of Northeast Ocean Data Portal interactive map.

Screenshot of interactive map of New York Bight Final Sale Notice (FSN) Areas. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be auctioning offshore wind energy leases for the six FSN Areas on February 23, 2022.

For more information, visit BOEM’s New York Bight page.