This Is An Enormous Step Forward In Creating A More Robust, Affordable, Environmentally Sensitive Offshore Wind Industry In New Jersey
Ocean Township, NJ – Jan. 21 – Janice Fuller, New Jersey President of Anbaric, issued the following statement today regarding Governor Murphy signing into law S3985/ A5663, which expands the definition of a “qualified offshore wind project.”
“This new law makes tremendous progress toward creating efficient and successful transmission infrastructure to deliver wind energy generated off the coast of New Jersey to our electric grid. Allowing the Board of Public Utilities to bid projects specifically for open-access transmission is an enormous step forward in creating a more robust, affordable offshore wind industry in New Jersey, while minimizing the impact on our ocean environment and critical fisheries.
“This legislation will allow for increased competition in future offshore wind solicitations. Open-access transmission enables wind generators to plug into a planned, efficient system that delivers more energy with less risk while protecting the environment.
“Progressive steps such as those made possible through this law, coupled with Governor Murphy’s laudable offshore wind goals, will further solidify New Jersey’s place as a national leader in renewable energy. We thank Governor Murphy for signing this bill, Senator Smith and Assemblyman McKeon for their dedication to this issue and for championing this legislation.”
Anbaric is a majority employee-owned, US-based company focused on planning and scaling renewable energy. For more information on our work in New Jersey, visit nj.anbaric.com; for more information about the company in general, visit anbaric.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2020
Contact: Chris Donnelly