RED BANK, NJ: A virtual public meeting by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to discuss the draft Guidance Document for New Jersey’s second offshore wind solicitation will take place on August 5, 2020 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. 

NJBPU will provide a recap of the State’s ambitious offshore wind goals and progress to date, as well as some background on the requirements of the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA)

The second solicitation includes information on the timeline and mechanisms of the solicitation, the application requirements, and the criteria for evaluating applications.

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While the first offshore wind solicitation was for 1,100 MW (megawatts) of energy, this second one will move the State closer to meeting Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035 by considering a larger range of 1,200 to 2,400 MW.

The Draft Guidance Document can be read by clicking HEREpdf.

“Using lessons learned from our first successful solicitation of 1,100 MW, we are very excited to move forward with our second offshore wind solicitation which could bring the state up to a total of 3,500 MW of offshore wind energy,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso.  “Offshore wind is the linchpin of our clean energy program and will help us reach Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050, build an innovation economy, and combat the impacts of climate changes.”

Following the Draft Guidance Document presentation, the moderator will ask for comments from the public. 

Public comments can be submitted by the “Raise Hand” function of the WebEx, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until 3:55pm.

To participate in this meeting, you need to register on or before August 5, by clicking HERE.

Public comments on the Draft Guidance Document can be directed to Osw.Stakeholder@bpu.nj.gov. 

To learn more about the history of offshore wind in New Jersey, click HERE.

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