New Jersey’s first utility offshore wind farms: What you need to know

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STEPHANIE A. FAUGHNAN / TAPINTO.NET – Although wind energy generates electricity for many homes worldwide, offshore wind turbines for that use are still a novelty in the United States. That said, a wind farm project underway in New Jersey will ultimately provide energy to more than half a million residences. This translates to 1,100 MW and puts the state on the national map with its largest wind farm.

At a meeting last week at the Holiday Beach Club, Ørsted’s Kris Ohleth led a presentation on what has been dubbed the Ocean Wind project.  In June, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved Denmark’s Ørsted for development of the offshore wind farm, which will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Notably, PSE&G supports the project …

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