Transmission developer Anbaric has appointed Janice Fuller its president of the New Jersey OceanGrid. In her role, Fuller will lead the development of an open-access transmission system in support of New Jersey’s goal of developing 3.5 GW of offshore wind by 2030.
According to Anbaric, Fuller brings a two-decade record of public policy and environmental and clean energy experience to the role. She has served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, since 2015.
“Anbaric is committed to helping New Jersey reach 3,500 MW of offshore wind – and we believe its potential is far greater,” comments Edward Krapels, CEO of Anbaric. “We want to be a leader in the New Jersey market for the next decade and beyond, and Janice positions us to do that. She will oversee our work building the transmission infrastructure to develop a thriving offshore wind industry in New Jersey.”
Anbaric’s New Jersey OceanGrid is designed to connect offshore wind to the onshore grid through transmission lines buried underwater and underground.
“Developing an open-access transmission system for offshore wind will be a critical component of helping New Jersey reach its 3,500 MW goal by 2030,” says Fuller. “Anbaric has the expertise and know-how to help get this done, especially because it’s already built two buried transmission lines in New Jersey. I look forward to working with elected officials, business and labor leaders, and environmental stakeholders on a reliable, cleaner and more energy efficient future for New Jersey.”
Prior to serving as his chief of staff, Fuller was Pallone’s district director from 2009 to 2015. She has also held roles as director of cabinet affairs in the administration of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine from 2006 to 2009 and executive director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 2003 to 2006.