Lease and Grant Information

Lease Map Book - January 2023

Below is a list of leases and grants that BOEM has executed since the inception of its renewable energy program, as well as links to the necessary administrative forms and studies that have informed BOEM's wind energy lease sales.

Individual Lease Sales

Noncompetitive Leases

Interim Policy (IP) Leases

Right-of Way Grants

Lease, Grant and Administrative Forms

Leasing Studies/Reports

BOEM has studied different auction systems for issuing renewable energy leases, easements, and rights-of-way on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). BOEM issued a contract to Power Auctions, LLC to study different types of auctions for this purpose. BOEM published the study in three parts, and is available at the links below:

BOEM also published a paper (Summary of Renewable Energy Auction Formats under Consideration by BOEM) to facilitate public comment on auction format options, as presented in the Auction Format Information Request (AFIR) published by BOEM in the Federal Register on December 2, 2011.

Since these studies were conducted, BOEM conducted significant outreach and developed a revised auction format, which can be found in Final Sale Notices for specific wind energy lease sales, as shown below.