New Jersey awards 2 more offshore wind projects, tripling capacity

New Jersey utility regulators approved the state's second and third offshore wind projects, advancing the state’s quest to become a national leader in the wind power industry.
The state Board of Public Utilities approved projects Wednesday from EDF and Shell, as well as Orsted.
Danish wind energy developer Orsted also was the first project approved by New Jersey in 2019.
The award was the largest combined wind project approval in U.S. history, and will generate enough electricity to power 1.15 million homes.
New Jersey is now more than halfway to its goal of having 7,500 megawatts of wind power by 2035.
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