NJBPU Approves More than 3,700 MW of Offshore Capacity 


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded a combined 3,742 MW of offshore wind capacity to Invenergy and energyRE’s Leading Light Wind Project and Attentive Energy’s Attentive Energy Two Project. 

In a unanimous vote, the board awarded 2,400 MW to Leading Light Wind and 1,342 MW to Attentive Energy Two. The projects are expected to bring a combined $6.8 billion in economic benefits to the state.

“Today’s Third Solicitation awards are undeniable proof that the future of offshore wind in New Jersey is as strong as ever,” says New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “From our talented workforce to our growing standing as a regional supply chain hub, our state remains an unparalleled location for the top developers in the world to plant their flags. In addition to bringing good-paying jobs and environmental benefits to the Garden State, these projects will significantly advance our pursuit of a 100% clean energy economy by 2035.”

Both projects have committed to supporting the establishment of a tower manufacturer at the New Jersey Wind Port in addition to sourcing monopiles from, and investing in, the expansion of the EEW monopile facility at the Port of Paulsboro. 

Additionally, the awarded projects have committed more than $60 million toward the support of environmental and fisheries research, monitoring and conservation efforts.

The facilities are scheduled to be operational in 2031.   

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