Offshore Wind Rebate Program- Request for Project Modification (Dockets #EO08121062, #EO08121604, and #E008110971)

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU)
Creator/Author: 
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); Fishermen's Energy (FERN); Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE)
Description: 

The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) invites public comments on proposals to collect offshore wind data via buoys as opposed to fixed stations. The program criteria limit rebate commitments to $4 million per meteorological tower, with the developer being responsible for additional costs. While a buoy-based system of met data collection may not enable the same opportunities for environmental resource monitoring as a fixed met station, it is expected to be less environmentally-intrusive, and offer better wind resource assessment data with near and long-term cost advantages. Comments received from: NJ Deparment of Environmental Protection (DEP); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); Fishermen's Energy (FERN); and, Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE).

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Publication Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2010
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