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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/Sponsorsort descending Date
Notice of Availability (NOA) of Environmental Assessment (EA)- Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) [Docket No. BOEM 2011-0088] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Jul 12 2011
New Jersey Call Area GIS Files US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 20 2011
Areas under Consideration for Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mar 8 2011
New Jersey Call for Information and Nominations (CFI) Boundary Coordinates US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Apr 20 2011
Lease of Submerged Lands for Alternative Energy Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (Lease #OCS-A-0475)- Bluewater Wind US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 1 2009
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Wind Planning Areas Shapefiles US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 10 2011
Smart from the Start: Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) Environmental Analysis US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mar 24 2011
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the US Department of Interior (DOI) and Atlantic Coast States to Create an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium US Department of Interior (DOI); States of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina Jun 8 2010
New Jersey Minerals Management Service (MMS) Task Force Meeting US Minerals Management Service (MMS) May 12 2010
Issuance of Leases for Wind Resource Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Delaware and New Jersey- Environmental Assessment (EA) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Jun 4 2009
Recommendations for Decisions on Issuance of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Limited Leases Under the Interim Policy (IP) Offshore Delaware and New Jersey (May 2009) US Minerals Management Service (MMS) Nov 1 2009
Minerals Management Service (MMS) New Jersey Task Force Meeting US Minerals Management Service (MMS) May 12 2010
New Jersey Governor Vetoes S2711 UtilityDive Jan 27 2016
Fishermen's Energy Fails to Meet DoE Funding Deadline Windpower Monthly Jan 5 2017

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