Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC – a 50-50 joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development LLC (a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America) – has submitted a proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in support of the state’s goal of reaching 11,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2040.
Atlantic Shores has three offshore wind energy lease areas totaling more than 400 square miles under active development. Two of the lease areas are located approximately 10-20 miles off the coast of New Jersey between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light, with a third lease area located in an area of the Atlantic Ocean known as the New York Bight.
If selected, Atlantic Shores would supply renewable energy to hundreds of thousands of New Jersey households beyond the 1,510 MW already being delivered as part of Atlantic Shores Project 1.
“Today’s bid submission marks the culmination of over four years of dedicated planning and research by the Atlantic Shores team to deliver the most economically, environmentally and socially responsible renewable energy solution for New Jersey,” says Joris Veldhoven, CEO, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.
The distinct advantages of Atlantic Shores’ advanced permitting program, combined with a total resource capacity of more than 5,000 MW across its portfolio, result in the developer offering New Jersey the most “make-ready” proposal available in the third offshore wind solicitation.
Atlantic Shores has also submitted a prebuild infrastructure (PBI) bid. The maturity of the proposal to the State of New Jersey, including the PBI bid, provides a measure of certainty for on-time clean energy infrastructure delivery that can also accommodate multiple construction timelines from other projects selected in this solicitation or future ones.