TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two companies have won the right to build windmills off the New Jersey coast to generate enough power for up to 1.2 million homes.
The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says the lease sales announced Monday will bring in nearly $2 million.
The companies are RES America Developments Inc. of Broomfield, Colorado, and US Wind Inc. of Baltimore.
The lease sales cover nearly 344,000 acres of ocean floor.