New Jersey Invites Major Offshore Wind Investment

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy

September 17, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616 -1377,

(TRENTON, NJ – Sept. 17, 2018) The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today voted in favor of opening the application process for investment solicitations for offshore wind projects of 1,100 megawatts in capacity. This is the largest solicitation of offshore wind capacity to date in the United States, and helps New Jersey get closer to its goal of reaching 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030.

“Governor Murphy’s leadership is clearing the path to make New Jersey an engine for growth in the clean energy economy. This groundbreaking decision will give the state an edge to dive into an abundant clean energy resource, creating more jobs and cutting harmful pollution.” 

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