National Grid, Con Edison Propose Garden State Energy Path


National Grid Ventures (NGV) and Con Edison Transmission have submitted a proposal to build transmission infrastructure to support New Jersey offshore wind power.

The Garden State Energy Path would enable delivery of approximately 6 GW from its point of landfall at the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center to the Larrabee Tri-Collector Station, in Howell Township. The project would be underground, allowing the cables to be protected. The project consists of pre-build infrastructure housing the cables carrying electricity generated by four wind projects to the grid. 

“The Garden State Energy Path will enable the grid to accommodate new sources of renewable energy and handle increased demand as customers transition away from fossil fuels,” says Stuart Nachmias, president of Con Edison Transmission. “This project uses the most efficient design to be ready to carry clean, renewable wind power for New Jersey homes and businesses. We worked with National Grid Ventures to propose a clean energy project that provides the reliability customers need at the best cost possible and with reduced impact on local communities.”

The proposal incorporates stakeholder feedback into the project’s design, resulting in a solution that will bypass known environmentally sensitive areas wherever feasible and support local pedestrian and vehicle access during construction. The companies are committed to creating local jobs and contributing to the New Jersey economy. The majority of construction will be conducted during off-peak seasons, minimizing shore disruptions for local communities and visitors.

If awarded, the Garden State Energy Path would be slated for operation by 2029.

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