The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected Danish energy company Ørsted to develop a 1.1 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm to be constructed by 2024.

“Ocean Wind”, located off the coast of Atlantic City, will be New Jersey’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. In addition to creating 15,000 new jobs and generating $1.2 billion in economic benefits, the project will supply 500,000 New Jersey homes with clean, renewable energy.

The award, granted unanimously by the NJBPU, is the largest for offshore wind in the country to date. It marks further progress toward meeting the state’s goal of 3,500 MW of offshore wind by 2030, and Governor Phil Murphy’s vision of 100% clean energy for the state by 2050…”

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