BOEM To Host Massachusetts Auction

Release Date

Contacts: Solomon Odom

On October 18, 2018, the Department of the Interior (DOI) issued a press release to announce our nation's 8th offshore wind auction; the auction is for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts. To access the press release, please visit:

The auction will commence tomorrow, December 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. It will offer three lease areas, totaling approximately 390,000 acres.

To check the status of the auction, go to BOEM's website: The website will be updated throughout the auction until the provisional winners have been identified. Once they’ve been identified, an announcement will be made as soon as possible.

Solomon Odom
Office of Public Affairs (Renewable Energy)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Tel: (703) 787-1659