Lease area could support up to 1.6 gigawatts of potential offshore wind energy by 2032.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy Renewables Wind, LLC, a nonregulated subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), has been named a provisional winner of OCS-A 0546 lease area in the Carolina Long Bay offshore wind auction.

The lease was one of two awarded as part of an Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy auction held by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

“Securing this lease creates optionality for future offshore wind if the North Carolina Utilities Commission determines it’s part of the least cost path to achieve 70% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2050,” said

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