Date: August 3, 2020
1 - 4 p.m.
Held Via Webinar
Join the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) for a public meeting to discuss the draft New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan to address the state’s goal of 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy development by 2035.
The meeting will consist of a brief presentation by NJBPU Staff recapping the State of New Jersey offshore wind goals and activities to date, as well as some brief background on the requirements of the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) and Executive Orders (EO) No. 8 & No. 92.
A brief presentation of the content of the draft Offshore Wind Strategic Plan will follow. The floor will then be opened for comments by members of the public.
Please note that in the interest of public health and safety, this meeting will be conducted via webinar. You must register for the meeting before attending.
Please register for the Offshore Wind Strategic Plan Stakeholder Meeting on or before August 3, 2020 via the following registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8995147915621801998
On January 31, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed EO8 setting a goal of 3,500 megawatts (“MW”) of offshore wind power by 2030, and calling upon NJBPU to fully implement OWEDA and initiate an Offshore Wind Strategic Planning Process.
By Board Order dated February 28, 2018, the Board directed NJBPU Staff to take specific actions to implement EO8, including to develop an OSWSP in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other New Jersey state agencies with responsibilities arising under OWEDA.
On September 5, 2018 a purchase order was issued to Ramboll US Corporation (“Ramboll”) to develop the OSWSP. Work on the OSWSP commenced in September 2018.
On November 19, 2019, Governor Murphy signed EO92, increasing the state’s OSW goal to 7,500 MW by 2035. As a result of the change in OSW goals, NJBPU Staff directed Ramboll to revise the OSWSP to reflect the new 7,500 MW goal.
Read the Littoral Society’s Position on Responsibly Sited Offshore Wind Here.