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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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) New Jersey Renewable Energy Task Force U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Nov 19 2010
2011 New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) State of New Jersey Dec 6 2011
2011-2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Workplan Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) Jun 15 2011
2013 Amendments to Offshore Wind Rregulations New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Feb 19 2013
An Assessment of the Potential Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind Turbines New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Sep 1 2008
An Assessment of the Public Policy, Reliability, Congestion Relief, and Economic Benefits of the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project- Executive Summary Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Companies Dec 21 2010
An Offshore Wind Letter to Governor Chris Christie Senator Jim Whelan Aug 19 2015
Areas under Consideration for Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Mar 8 2011
Assessment of New Jersey Offshore Wind Leasing Areas National Renewable Energy Laboratory Oct 1 2013
Assessment of the Net Economic Benefits of the Proposed Fishermen's Energy (FERN) Atlantic City Windfarm New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel Feb 3 2012
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
Atlantic City Residents’ Opinion of Proposed Windfarm University of Delaware Apr 1 2013
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) Shapefile US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Feb 11 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Order on Petition for Declaratory Order [Docket No. EL 11-13-000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) May 19 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll New Jersey Analysis Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll- New Jersey Toplines Atlantic Wind Connection Oct 27 2011
Atlantic Wind Connection's (AWC's) Petition for Declaratory Order [Docket No. EL 11-13-000] Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Companies Dec 20 2010
Atlantic Wind Connection-NJ energy link Atlantic Wind Connection Jan 14 2013
BOEM awards 2 commercial WEA leases off New Jersey coast Department of Interior Nov 9 2015
Brief in Support of the Petition to Reopen the Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm Proceeding. Pearlman and Miranda Apr 14 2014
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) New Jersey Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Attendance List US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 19 2010
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Wind Planning Areas Shapefiles US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Nov 10 2011
Comments on Design and Implementation of proposed Offshore Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) program Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey (FERN) Jan 5 2009
Commercial Indications of Interest- New Jersey Call for Information and Nominations Area (CFI) [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0005] US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Jun 6 2011
Current Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) Shapefiles US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Aug 18 2011
Denial of Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Mar 9 2014
Department of Defense (DOD) Operating Areas and Warning Areas U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Nov 19 2010
Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm Department of Energy Dec 31 2015
Draft Rules for Offshore Wind Renewable Energy, N.J.A.C. 14:8-6 New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Feb 1 2011

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