PJM and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) have signed a State Agreement Approach, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, allowing New Jersey to solicit transmission improvements from the company.
This request asks PJM for solutions in serving an additional 3,500 MW of offshore wind energy, totaling 11,000 MW, by 2040.
“The continued collaboration between PJM and New Jersey through the State Agreement Approach underscores PJM’s commitment to reliably and cost-effectively facilitating states’ renewable energy policy goals,” says PJM president and CEO Manu Asthana. “PJM’s competitive planning process allows for creative solutions to complex infrastructure challenges. New Jersey has been a leader in this approach and can be a template for other states pursuing their individual energy policies.”
In 2020, the NJBPU previously requested use of the SAA to incorporate New Jersey’s initial offshore wind goals into PJM’s regional transmission planning process.