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New Jersey’s 2010 landmark Offshore Wind Development Act requires the state to support 1,100 MW (and 3,000 MW by 2020) of offshore wind power through an RPS carve-out. The legislation was a model for other Atlantic Coast states, including Maryland. As the gateway to PJM, the largest electric power pool in the country, New Jersey is perfectly situated—geographically and strategically—for siting of offshore wind energy facilities.

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State Resources

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort descending
Final Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New Jersey Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Sep 23 2015
NJ Supreme Court Rejects Fishermen's Energy Appeal NJ Spotlight Oct 15 2015
BOEM awards 2 commercial WEA leases off New Jersey coast Department of Interior Nov 9 2015
NJ Assembly OKs Amendment in Support of Fishermen's Energy North American Windpower Dec 10 2015
Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm Department of Energy Dec 31 2015
Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm project cleared by DOE Renewable Energy World Jan 11 2016
New Jersey Governor Vetoes S2711 UtilityDive Jan 27 2016
NJ Senate Bill S988 passes Sen. Bob Smith, Sen. Jim Whelan Mar 15 2016
New Jersey Governor Vetoes S988 May 3 2016
Fishermen's Energy Fails to Meet DoE Funding Deadline Windpower Monthly Jan 5 2017
Tourist Viewshed Externalities and Wind Energy Production Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Jul 28 2017
New Jersey's Executive Order to Promote Offshore Wind State of New Jersey Feb 1 2018
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND POWER: AN INDUSTRY IN MOTION Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: University of Pennsylvania Aug 1 2018
U.S. Offshore Wind Finance and Insurance Forum The Business Network for Offshore Wind Feb 27 2019