Danish, Dutch firms place bids to build wind farms off New Jersey coast

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AP / NJ.COM – At least three firms are interested in building offshore wind energy projects off the coast of New Jersey.

The state Board of Public Utilities said Monday it received three bids Friday from firms interested in building wind projects, but it wouldn’t identify any of them.

A Danish wind company, Orsted, said it submitted one of the bids.

The state is seeking companies to build projects that would generate at least 1,100 megawatts of electricity. Orsted estimates that amount could power more than a half-million homes. Gov. Phil Murphy has made wind energy a priority, and hopes to have 3,500 megawatts in place off the state’s coastline within the next 11 years …

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