US wind and solar power giant Invenergy landed its first-ever offshore acreage in the country’s record-obliterating New York Bight auction last week, leading an all-American consortium to bag one of six leases awarded in a European developer-dominated tender that pulled almost $4.4bn in bids.

Invenergy, together with partners EnergyRe, Blackstone Infrastructure, CDPQ, FirstLight Power and Ullico Infrastructure Fund, won one of the ‘less expensive’ lots in the auction, paying $645m for the 84,000-acre lease 0542.