New Jersey

State Profile

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

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Mapping and Planning Portal Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)
New Jersey- Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (PL 1999, C. 23) New Jersey Legislature Feb 9 1999
New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Assessment Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Rutgers University, Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) Aug 2 2004
New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy: Feasibility Study New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Nov 1 2004
Economic Impact Analysis of New Jersey's Proposed 20% Renewable Portfolio Standard New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Office of Clean Energy Dec 8 2004
Final Report to Governor Jon S. Corzine of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Development of Wind Turbine Facilities in Coastal Waters Governor Jon S. Corzine Apr 1 2006
New Jersey Shore Opinions About Offshore Wind Turbines New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission Sep 14 2006
Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP)- Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science Apr 19 2007
Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies- Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP)- Response to Bidders Questions New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science May 1 2007
Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP)- Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies Addendum New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science May 11 2007
Global Warming Response Act (PL 2007, C. 112) New Jersey Legislature Jul 6 2007
Solicitation for Proposals (SRP) to Develop Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Facilities Supplying Electricity to the Distribution System Serving New Jersey New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Oct 5 2007
Interested Party Group Meeting Presentation- Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science Nov 9 2007
Solicition for Proposals (SRP) to Develop Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Facilities/Response to Bidders' Questions New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Dec 20 2007
Permits and Approvals for Construction of Offshore Wind Facilities New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Feb 25 2008
Assessment of the New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Volume I New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Office of Clean Energy Mar 24 2008
Assessment of the New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Volume II New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Office of Clean Energy Mar 24 2008
An Assessment of the Potential Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Turbines New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Sep 1 2008
New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) State of New Jersey Oct 1 2008
Solicition for Proposals (SRP) to Develop Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Facilities/Evaluation Committee Award Recommendation Report New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Oct 3 2008
Offshore Wind Set-Aside Changes to the New Jersey Renewable Energy Porfolio Standard (RPS) Rules, N.J.A.C. 14:8-2 (Docket # EX08100930) New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Oct 23 2008
Offshore Wind Rebate Program for the Installation of Meteorological Towers (Docket #EO08110971) New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Nov 21 2008
Comments on Design and Implementation of proposed Offshore Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) program Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey (FERN) Jan 5 2009
Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE) Straw Proposal for NJ Offshore Wind Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Carve-Out Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE) Jan 13 2009
NJ Offshore Wind Recommended Compliance Structure Atlantic City Electric (ACE) Jan 13 2009
Revised Straw Proposal: NJ Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Mar 10 2009
Policy Recommendations for Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders on Transmission and Offshore Wind Development Governors John Baldacci (ME); James Douglas (VT); John Lynch (NH); Deval Patrick (MA); Donald Carcieri (RI); David Paterson (NY); Jon Corzine (NJ); Jack Markell (DE); Martin O'Malley (MD); Timothy Kaine (VA) May 4 2009
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Renewable Energy Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Jun 2 2009
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

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