Feds to announce SC ocean wind tracts in North Myrtle Beach

South Carolina's nascent wind power industry will take a significant step forward in September when the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management identifies the offshore tracts available for lease to wind power farms.

It is also significant that the announcement will be made in North Myrtle Beach because it recognizes the work the city and the North Shore Wind Team have done to position North Myrtle Beach as the logical place for transmission lines from the farms to move into the landbound power grid.