NJ Board of Public Utilities Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Awards Totaling 3,742 Megawatts
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today granted two offshore wind solicitation awards, totaling 3,742 MW of capacity, enough to power 1.8 million homes when fully operational. The BPU announced awards for the Leading Light Wind project from Invenergy and energyRe, and the Attentive Energy II project from TotalEnergies and Corio Generation. Today’s awards were granted as part of New Jersey’s Third Solicitation for Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (OREC).
Managing Director Nathan Willcox of national business association Advanced Energy United issued the following statement:
“Today’s awards set the stage for a vibrant offshore wind future in New Jersey. Offshore wind is critical to growing New Jersey’s economy, hitting our clean energy goals, and improving grid reliability, and we are eager to see these projects move forward. Advanced Energy United congratulates the project’s developers, and thanks the BPU and the Murphy administration for their continued resolve in advancing offshore wind in a thoughtful and responsible manner. We also look forward to working with developers and state officials to ensure the necessary transmission infrastructure is built to support these projects.”
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