US BOEM COMPLETES ANALYSIS OF OCEAN WIND 1 OFFSHORE NEW JERSEY
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind project offshore New Jersey, which could power up to a half million households.
As part of the Ocean Wind 1 project, Orsted’s Ocean Wind LLC proposes to build up to 98 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and up to three offshore substations within its lease area.
At its closest point, the Ocean Wind 1 project will be at least 13 nautical miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Export cables are anticipated to make landfall in Ocean County and Cape May County, New Jersey.
If all 98 WTGs are approved for installation, the estimated capacity range will be from 1,215 to 1,440 megawatts, capable of powering up to 504,000 households per year. If approved, Ocean Wind 1 will be the third commercial-scale offshore wind project located on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf approved by the Biden-Harris administration.
(Source: BOEM – Image: Atlantic City beach/Visit USA)