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.

“For more than twenty years, Invenergy has leveraged our deep technical expertise to lead the renewable energy transition in the United States and around the world,” said Michael Polsky, Invenergy founder and CEO.