BOEM Call and Lease Areas
Strategic Mid-Atlantic Location
Virginia’s central location on the East Coast offers strategic advantages for the offshore wind industry. Located in the Eastern Time Zone, halfway between Boston and Atlanta, Virginia is an excellent entry point for global offshore wind companies to gain access to major U.S. markets on the Northeast corridor, throughout the Southeast, and across the Midwest. For OEMs, the Hampton Roads region allows ready access to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offshore wind lease areas from North Carolina to New Jersey.