The Department of the Interior announced that 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017. The Kitty Hawk lease area begins about 24 nautical miles from shore and extends 25.7 nautical miles in a general southeast direction. Its seaward extent ranges from 13.5 nautical miles in the north to .6 of a nautical mile in the south. More information is available on the BOEM website.
On November 16, 2012, a lease was executed with Bluewater Wind Delaware. The lease was amended on October 3, 2014 to extend the site assessment term to 7 years from 5 years.
On October 23, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that BOEM reached an agreement on a commercial wind energy lease with Bluewater Wind Delaware.