Analysis of Lease Area Delineation Options in the Brookings Wind Energy Area

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This study assesses options for delineating offshore wind energy lease areas within the Brookings Wind Energy Area (WEA). The Brookings WEA is one of two areas (Coos Bay and Brookings) offshore the Oregon coast that have been proposed for sale. The Coos Bay WEA is comparable in size to existing offshore wind lease areas in northern California, whereas the Brookings WEA is more than twice as large as the Coos Bay WEA. This study considers how the Brookings WEA can be divided to obtain two lease areas of relatively equal value, which would result in three Oregon lease areas of approximately equal size.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages53
StatePublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

Produced under direction of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Pacific Regional Office by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement M19PG00025_P00007.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-89955


  • Brookings
  • leasing
  • offshore wind
  • Oregon
  • WEA
  • wind energy


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