BPU awards offshore wind projects to Leading Light Wind, Attentive Energy

In what can only be seen as confirmation that New Jersey’s plans to go all-in on offshore wind are still on, the state’s Board of Public Utilities on Wednesday approved two projects that aim to provide a total of 3,742 megawatts of offshore wind capacity.

Invenergy Wind LLC and energyRE were awarded the right to develop the Leading Light Wind project, which will provide 2,400 MW and is expected to power over 1 million homes with clean power.

Attentive Energy was given a project award that will provide 1,342 MW.

Together, the two projects will power over 1.8 million homes combined, inject $6.8 billion into the New Jersey economy and yield over 5,000 full-time equivalent job years, the BPU estimated.

The two projects will interconnect at the Larrabee Collector Station and utilize the Prebuild Infrastructure resulting from BPU’s PBI solicitation.

Read the full article from ROI-NJ here.

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