BOEM completes environmental analysis of offshore wind project off New Jersey

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed the environmental analysis of the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind project off the coast of New Jersey, which plans to construct up to 98 wind turbine generator sets and three offshore substations that could provide around 500,000 households with renewable energy. The proposed project will be located at least 13 nautical miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and if approved, would be the third commercial offshore wind project approved by the Biden administration on the US outer continental shelf. BOEM plans to issue a Record of Decision this summer to determine whether the proposed project can be approved and to ensure that the project progressed while addressing everyone’s needs and concerns.
The completion of the BOEM environmental review follows the recent announcement of the draft Environmental Impact Statements for two separate offshore wind projects in New Jersey: Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 2, which were jointly submitted by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and EDF Renewables. Clean Power released a statement about the continued progress New Jersey is making toward its offshore wind power goals, which will create 10,000 jobs and $4.7 billion in economic impact across the state.

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