LIZ BURDOCK / NJ.COM – Winning bids are expected to be announced this month for development of the first 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind power in New Jersey, a project that will generate enough pollution-free electricity for about half a million homes.
A new registry is now underway to make sure that companies based right here in our state are tapped for the construction supply chain.
And the start of construction is now just a year or two away, with over 10,000 jobs possible over the next decade as the planned total of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy is built out. Offshore wind is a key component of New Jersey’s plan to source half its electricity from renewables by 2030, and 100 percent from clean energy by 2050. It’s one of the most ambitious plans in the nation …
Liz Burdock is president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.