An offshore wind turbine developer will show the public the “visibility” wind turbines off the coast of NJ – NBC10 Philadelphia
Atlantic Shores, the licensed developer of a 110-turbine wind farm off New Jersey, is holding two public presentations on Thursday, June 16, the company announced this week.
Sessions will begin at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Registration is mandatoryand those who register will be able to submit up to three questions that Atlantic Shores officials will answer during presentations.
One of the main topics of the online presentations will be the visibility of massive wind turbines from the shore. In July 2021, New Jersey approved Atlantic Shores to erect the 110 turbines 10 to 20 miles offshore, just north of Atlantic City to Long Beach Island. The company is owned by European power companies Shell New Energies US and EDF Renewables North America.
“We are excited to move forward with our project and deliver on our commitment to providing clean, renewable energy and well-paying jobs to Garden State for years to come,” said Atlantic Shores Chief Commercial Officer, Joris Veldhoven, in July 2021. preparing to take off in the United States, this is a critical time to lay the foundation for workforce training and supply chain development. Our robust plan includes a number of critical initiatives to train local workers and bring manufacturing jobs to the state, which will ensure New Jersey workers and the local economy reap tremendous benefits.
The State Utilities Board has approved Atlantic Shores to build 1,509 megawatts of power. The project will use 13.6 megawatt turbines, officials said. Each will be almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.
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For more than two years, the company has monitored wildlife and ecological conditions in the 183,000-acre federal concession area that Atlantic Shores won in an auction held by the Department of Energy several years ago. years.
The proponent hopes to complete the design, environmental review and obtain federal permits within the next few years.
“The Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind development process is already underway, including research and permitting. This phase could last up to five years. Subject to a positive final investment decision, the wind project could provide electricity by the mid-2020s,” according to company website.
The other offshore wind developer also approved by New Jersey to build a wind farm is Ørsted, which in 2020 posted a YouTube video that shows what its turbines will look like from shore.
The Ørsted wind farm will be built off Cape May.
The first phase of the Ørsted Wind Farm is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 and to start producing electricity in 2024. It is currently the second in the Federal Government’s list of offshore wind projects under review after the Biden administration’s May endorsement of the Vineyard Farm off Massachusetts. ocean wind federal approval is awaited by June 2023. The second phase, which was approved along with Atlantic Shores last year, is expected to start generating power later this decade.
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Govt. Phil Murphy is one of the strongest supporters of offshore wind as “a central strategy” to wean the country off fossil fuels. He fixed a ambitious target of 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.
Three more rounds of project solicitations and approvals are expected over the next few years.
The Atlantic Shores rental area can accommodate hundreds more turbines, according to previous proposals submitted but not yet approved by the BPU.
A megawatt of electricity is enough to power about 190 US homes, according to national estimateswhich means that the two projects already approved could eventually produce enough electricity for 714,000 homes.
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