NJ OKs biggest US wind farm off Jersey Shore; will power 500K homes

by David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press

Plans for a $1.6 billion wind-energy farm — the largest of its kind in the U.S. — about 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City won the backing of state regulators Friday, in a big leap forward for clean energy.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities chose Ocean Wind, a proposal by Danish energy company Ørsted and supported by PSEG Power, to develop a 1,110-megawatt offshore wind farm. Ocean Wind was selected from among three projects.

Construction of the energy farm, which would produce enough electricity to power more than a half-million New Jersey homes, is expected to start in 2022 or 2023. The first phase would come online in 2024.

Read more: https://www.app.com/story/news/local/land-environment/2019/06/21/nj-oks-biggest-us-wind-farm-ever-off-jersey-shore-power-500-k-homes/1509748001/

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