New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has directed the state’s board of public utilities to launch its fourth offshore wind solicitation early next year.
“I have directed the BPU to take this action in recognition of the strong future of New Jersey’s offshore wind industry,” says Murphy. “New Jersey can, and will, continue to remain a burgeoning offshore wind development hub that attracts new projects and their accompanying economic and environmental benefits for generations to come.”
“Today’s announcement affirms New Jersey’s commitment to offshore wind and to meeting Governor Murphy’s clean energy goals,” adds NJBPU president Christine Guhl-Sadovy. “Offshore wind is vital to our clean energy economy and our efforts to mitigate climate change, and we are resolute in our efforts to ensure New Jersey realizes its benefits.”
New Jersey’s fourth solicitation project awards are expected in early 2025.