Offshore Wind Power

Offshore wind power is one step closer to becoming reality after the NJ Board of Public Utilities selected the Danish firm Orsted to construct 1,100-megawatt windfarm 15 miles off Atlantic City.  Construction of the $1.6 billion project could begin in 2020 and will be subsidized by an increase of $1.46 per month on residential electric bills, with commercial and industrial customers paying more.  Orsted may connect to the power grid at the recently closed BL England plant in Upper Township.

Please see this Reuters press article for more details.