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Despite Loss of 2 Major Projects, New Jersey is Moving Forward With Its Offshore Wind Power Goals

November 18, 2023 | 6abc.com



Photo Credit: GE Renewable Energy wins Ocean Wind contract. Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay.

Despite the loss of two major offshore wind farm projects when Danish developer Orsted pulled out of New Jersey, the state is moving forward with its plans to support and grow the nascent industry. The state Board of Public Utilities on Friday (11/17) voted to seek bids for a transmission facility into which several offshore wind projects can plug, an important part of getting the power from ocean-based wind turbines into the onshore electrical grid. Read More: Click Here

NJ SEED: Orsted cancelled, citizens in shore communities protested, and whales died. Perhaps this would be a good time for the BPU and stakeholders to step back and together carefully analyze the costs and other impacts of large wind farms off our coast.

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