Deepwater Wind has acquired the lease rights to an offshore wind zone controlled by NRG Energy off the coast of Delaware, with the Block Island developer intending to sell the power into Maryland.

NRG Bluewater Wind has sold its project assets, including an active federal lease covering 96,400 acres (39,012 hectares) that would have held the two-phase 450MW Mid-Atlantic Wind Park, to Deepwater Wind, an NRG spokesperson confirms.

A spokesperson for Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind also confirmed the deal.

The acquisition is contingent on approval by the US Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which oversees offshore wind development beyond state territorial limits.

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