Orsted won approval from the BPU to build a 1,100-megawatt, $1.6 billion offshore wind facility close to 15 miles away from the coast of Atlantic City in June. Atlantic Shores also won a solicitation to build an offshore wind farm in New Jersey.
“We are finally making progress in getting offshore wind in New Jersey a reality,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “Oyster Creek is a very good location for Orsted to build an offshore wind farm…It is important that the former nuclear station will be replaced reliable and cost- effective energy that will reduce greenhouse gases and help the state move forward on renewable energy.”
This is the first offshore wind project, expected to be online in 2024, approved by the state, although it intends to hold further solicitations next year and 2022 to help achieve Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030.