New Jersey state targets 11 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040 (US)
The state government of New Jersey (United States) has increased the state’s offshore wind target from 7.5 GW in 2035 to 11 GW in 2040, the highest offshore wind goal among US states. The Executive Order signed by the governor to raise the state’s current target also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to study the feasibility of increasing the target further. The previous target of 7.5 GW was announced in 2019.
New Jersey’s 11 GW target is expected to contribute greatly to the United States national target of reaching 30 GW of overall offshore wind by 2030 and 15 GW of floating offshore wind by 2035. In 2019, New Jersey awarded the largest single offshore wind project in the United States to Ørsted’s 1.1 GW Ocean Wind project.
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