State rejects Atlantic City offshore-wind project for third time – too pricey

Wind turbines in fog

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The state has once again rejected a plan to build a small pilot offshore-wind project off Atlantic City, a decision seemingly at odds with the Murphy administration’s commitment to make New Jersey a national leader in an emerging clean-energy sector.

The project, located in state waters 2.8 miles off the resort city, was deemed too costly to ratepayers who would finance the 25-megawatt wind farm and unable to demonstrate it would be a net economic benefit to New Jersey and the customers who would pay for it.

This marked the third time the state Board of Public Utilities has refused to approve the Nautilus Offshore Wind LLC project by EDF Renewable Energy …

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