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The potential for wind power off the coast of Maryland has drawn the attention of Dominion Power.
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The potential for wind power off the coast of Maryland has drawn the attention of Dominion Power.

Energy company Dominion says it plans to bid on a lease for a vast expanse of ocean off Maryland's coast set aside for the development of wind farms.

A spokesman for the company, based in Richmond, Va., says it has filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to be among the bidders for nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland.

An auction date hasn't been set but is expected to take place this year.

Dominion says the site — 10 to 30 miles east of Ocean City — offers up to 1,450 megawatts of potential wind power.

In September, the company won an auction for nearly 113,000 acres off the Virginia coast for the development of wind power.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy.

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