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$5.6 million bid for one offshore location marks modest start for Gulf of Mexico wind energy

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 $5.6 million bid for one offshore location marks modest start for Gulf of Mexico wind energy

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It was a modest start for wind energy in the Gulf, which lags the Northeast in offshore wind power development. Only one of three available tracts received bids. And only two companies bid. The winning bidder was RWE Offshore US. said the tract covers more than 102,000 acres (41,200 hectares) with the potential for generation of 1.24 gigawatts, enough wind power to supply 435,000 homes.

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