State: New Jersey commits to wind energy for 3.2M homes, eyes onshore sites

New Jersey has formally committed itself to using offshore wind energy to power 3.2 million homes, according to state officials. The state will also study the best ways to get that electricity from ocean turbines to the shore.
The state Board of Public Utilities on Wednesday adopted the state’s plan to build a transmission system capable of handling 7500 megawatts of electricity by 2035. It will enter into an agreement with regional grid operator PJM Interconnection.
State officials will study the best ways to bring the power onshore and distribute it to areas of the state where it is needed.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.