Lease and Grant Information

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Interactive BOEM Leases and Planning Areas Maps

Below is a table of leases and grants that BOEM has executed since the inception of its renewable energy program, links to the necessary administrative forms and studies that have informed BOEM's wind energy lease sales, and access instructions for the most up-to-date lease information. 

Original lease documents are linked within the table below. To review lease amendments that may have occurred after lease execution, please use the BSEE database tool described at the bottom of this page.

For more information on each lease, including the total acreage of the lease area, refer to the Interactive BOEM Leases and Planning Areas Maps

Lease or Grant Number Lease or Grant Page Authorization Resource Type Resource Type Lease Effective Year Lessee or Grantee Status
OCS-A 0472 Deepwater Wind Interim Policy Lease* Wind 2009 Deepwater Wind, LLC Expired
OCS-A 0473 Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey LLC Interim Policy Lease* Wind 2009 Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey LLC Expired
OCS-A 0474 Bluewater Wind Delaware LLC Interim Policy Lease* Wind 2009 Bluewater Wind Delaware LLC Relinquished
OCS-A 0475 Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy LLC Interim Policy Lease* Wind 2009 Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy LLC Relinquished
OCS-A 0478 Cape Wind Commercial Lease* Wind 2010 Cape Wind Associates, LLC Relinquished
OCS-A 0482 GSOE I Commercial Lease* Wind 2012 GSOE I, LLC Active
OCS-A 0483 Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Commercial Lease* Wind 2013 Virginia Electric and Power Company Active
OCS-A 0486 Revolution Wind Commercial Lease* Wind 2013 Revolution Wind, LLC Active
OCS-A 0487 Sunrise Wind Commercial Lease* Wind 2013 Sunrise Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0489 US Wind Commercial Lease* Wind 2014 US Wind Inc. Consolidated
OCS-A 0490 US Wind Commercial Lease* Wind 2014 US Wind Inc. Active
OCS-A 0495 Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees Research Lease Marine Hydrokinetic Wind 2014 Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees Relinquished
OCS-A 0497 Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project Research Lease* Wind 2015 Virginia Department of Energy Active
OCS-A 0498 Ocean Wind 1 Commercial Lease Wind 2016 Ocean Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0499 Atlantic Shores South Commercial Lease Wind 2016 Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1, LLC; Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 2, LLC Active
OCS-A 0500 Bay State Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2015 Bay State Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0501 Vineyard Wind 1 Commercial Lease Wind 2015 Vineyard Wind 1 LLC Active
OCS-A 0506 sea2shore: The Renewable Link Right of Way Grant Wind 2014 The Narragansett Electric Company Active
OCS-A 0508 Kitty Hawk North Commercial Lease Wind 2017 Kitty Hawk Wind, LLC Active
OCS-A 0512 Empire Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2017 Empire Offshore Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0517 South Fork Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2020 South Fork Wind, LLC Active
OCS-A 0519 Skipjack Commercial Lease* Wind 2018 Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC Active
OCS-A 0520 Beacon Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2019 Beacon Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0521 SouthCoast Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2019 SouthCoast Wind Energy LLC Active
OCS-A 0522 Vineyard Northeast Commercial Lease Wind 2019 Vineyard Northeast LLC Active
OCS-A 0530 Sunrise Wind LLC Commercial Lease Wind 2015 Sunrise Wind LLC Consolidated
OCS-A 0532 Ocean Wind 2 Commercial Lease Wind 2016 Orsted North America Inc.  Active
OCS-A 0534 New England Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2015 Park City Wind LLC Active
OCS-A 0537 Bluepoint Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Bluepoint Wind, LLC Active
OCS-A 0538 Attentive Energy Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Attentive Energy LLC Active
OCS-A 0539 Community Offshore Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Community Offshore Wind, LLC Active
OCS-A 0541 Atlantic Offshore Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight, LLC Active
OCS-A 0542 Invenergy Wind Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Invenergy Wind Offshore LLC Active
OCS-A 0544 Vineyard Mid-Atlantic LLC Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Vineyard Mid-Atlantic LLC Active
OCS-A 0545 TotalEnergies Carolina Long Bay, LLC Commercial Lease Wind 2022 TotalEnergies Carolina Long Bay, LLC Active
OCS-A 0546 Cinergy Corp Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Cinergy Corp Active
OCS-A 0549 Atlantic Shores North Commercial Lease Wind 2022 Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC Active
OCS-P 0560 PacWave South Research Lease* Marine Hydrokinetic 2021 Oregon State University Active
OCS-P 0561 California Commercial Lease Wind 2023 RWE Offshore Wind Holdings, LLC Active
OCS-P 0562 California Commercial Lease Wind 2023 California North Floating LLC Active
OCS-P 0563 California Commercial Lease Wind 2023 Equinor Wind US LLC  Active
OCS-P 0564 California Commercial Lease Wind 2023 Golden State Wind LLC Active
OCS-P 0565 California Commercial Lease Wind 2023 Invenergy California Offshore LLC Active
OCS-G 37334 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Lease Wind 2023 RWE Offshore US Gulf, LLC Active

*non-competitive lease

Lease and Grant Administration 

BOEM maintains a series of forms related to the administration of BOEM leases and grants on the Outer Continental Shelf. These forms are available on the BOEM OCS Operation Forms webpage

BOEM Auction System

BOEM will begin using a new auction systems for sales in 2024.  Information on the rules and login procedures can be found below:

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.

Operating Fee 

Addendum B in each commercial lease provides instructions for calculating the Operating Fee once a project begins commercial operations.  The first spreadsheet below includes the wholesale power prices BOEM will use to validate Operating Fee payments.  The second spreadsheet provides an Operating Fee calculation template. 

Up-to-Date Leasing Information

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) maintains a Data Center containing up-to-date leasing information including electronic copies of executed leases and grants, and approved administrative forms (e.g., Assignments, Relinquishments, Bonds). Copies of lease segregations, amendments and other decisions that affect lease status, ownership, location, terms and/or conditions can also be found on the Data Center. You can access the Data Center at the following link: https://www.data.bsee.gov/Other/DiscMediaStore/ScanREnLeases.aspx.

To search by Lease Number, use the following query format: A0 + last four digits of the lease or grant number. Example: Commercial Lease OCS-A 0487 search by A00487