BOEM Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for NJ Wind Projects 


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has made the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) available for the 2,800 MW Atlantic Shores South Wind Project. 

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind submitted a combined Construction and Operations Plan for both wind energy facilities and associated export cables on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore New Jersey that comprise the project: Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 and 2, collectively referred to as the Atlantic Shores South Wind Project. 

The combined proposal includes 200 total wind turbines and 10 offshore substations, with subsea transmission cables potentially making landfall in Atlantic City and Sea Girt. The lease area covers approximately 102,124 acres and is located 8.7 miles offshore New Jersey at its closest point.

“Public engagement and Tribal consultations were vital in informing BOEM’s thorough environmental evaluation of the proposed Atlantic Shores South Wind Project,” says Elizabeth Klein, BOEM director. “Completing this environmental analysis is a significant milestone in the administration’s drive to realize clean energy ambitions that will enhance the lives of Americans now and for generations to come.”

The Atlantic Shores South Wind Project FEIS is set to be published in the Federal Register in the coming days. 

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