The developer’s major plans for wind power in NJ

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Atlantic Shores, one of two offshore wind developers chosen by the state last month to build wind farms off the Jersey coast, is ultimately looking to build up to 3,000 megawatts of wind turbines in areas of rental he got.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved on June 30 the 1,510 MW project in the southern part of its concession area 10 to 20 miles from the coast between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light. The Atlantic Shores project is a joint venture of EDF Renewables and Nouvelle Shell Énergies LLC.

Atlantic Shores, however, has purchased leases for 183,000 acres – the largest ever secured by an offshore wind developer – and is hoping to develop the northern portion after securing approvals in future solicitations, company officials said at the time. ‘a virtual open house she sponsored on Tuesday.

“We’re doing everything we can to help New Jersey meet its clean energy goals,” Atlantic Shores Jessica Dealy said in one of the breakout sessions during the open house. New Jersey hopes to build 7,500 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2035.

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The initial project could power up to 700,000 homes, avoid the greenhouse gas equivalent of about one-third of all New Jersey cars, and create up to 22,290 jobs over its life. 30 year life. The project is expected to be operational by 2027, with 111 turbines, according to the company.

Atlantic Shores plans to bring electricity ashore via underground transmission lines, initially to an Atlantic City landfill and eventually to the Cardiff electrical substation operated by Atlantic City Electric, the utility serving more than one half a million customers in southern New Jersey.

“The view from Atlantic Shores fits in well with Governor Murphy’s offshore wind goals,” said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, referring to the company’s expansion plans. “In times of climate crisis, we need to increase the megawatts we produce as quickly as possible. “

New Jersey, which is seeking to become a hub for the offshore wind industry, has now approved three offshore wind projects, totaling 3,758 MW, but none are operational. Ørsted won the state’s initial tender for 1,100 MW in 2018, and again last June when it got approval to build an additional 1,848 MW.

Atlantic Shores has also agreed to invest $ 35.6 million in New Jersey’s new wind port in Salem County. The state is building the port, the first facility of its kind dedicated exclusively to the service of the offshore wind industry.

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