US opens new offshore wind areas

Federal authorities commence offshore wind studies in the Gulf of Mexico, while eastern state declares a target of 8 GW.

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In December, Avangrid filed its construction plan with authorities regarding offshore wind project Kitty Hawk offshore of North Carolina. The Iberdrola subsidiary's plan to begin constructing the first 800 MW as soon as 2024 is now further solidified.

State Governor Roy Cooper has signed an executive order formally declaring North Carolina's status as an offshore wind state. The order stipulates a goal of having established 2.8 GW by 2030 and increasing to 8 GW by 2040.

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