Fishermen's Energy has announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued the major environmental permits required to build its demonstration-scale, six-turbine Fishermen's Atlantic City wind farm, to be located in New Jersey state waters off the coast of Atlantic City.
The DEP issued the project's Coastal Area Facility Review Act individual permit, Waterfront Development Permit and Water Quality Certificate after technical, legal and staff review of the project application and after a public notice and comment period, which garnered positive support from a variety of stakeholders, according to Fisherman's Energy.
‘The development of offshore wind projects off New Jersey's coast is a priority for the Christie administration,'' says Bob Martin, commissioner of the DEP. ‘The governor is committed to making the state a leader in this new industry, with its environmental and economic benefits. This is a great first step forward in making this a reality for New Jersey.''
The first phase of the project includes six turbines about 2.8 miles off the coast. Fishermen's Energy then plans to build a 350 MW project further off the coast of New Jersey.
SOURCE: Fishermen's Energy