Location: Approximately 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey
The state of New Jersey has set an ambitious goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The Ocean Wind project will play a key role in helping the state achieve its goals, by providing clean energy, investing in New Jersey and making the state a key player in the new burgeoning offshore wind industry.
Ørsted and PSEG are proud to present New Jersey’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm – Ocean Wind. This wind farm is designed to supply clean, and reliable energy, provide significant capital investment and to contribute significantly to the state’s ambitious renewable energy goal of supplying more than 3.2 million New Jersey homes with offshore wind power by 2035. The project will utilize the GE Haliade-X 12 MW turbine, which is the most powerful turbine on the market today.
Ørsted is the global leader in offshore wind, with 30 years of direct experience building projects around the world, including the world’s first offshore wind farm in Denmark and the first U.S. offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island. We believe that offshore wind energy is an opportunity for everyone – not just developers – which begins by creating a domestic supply chain. As a global leader in the field, Ørsted has strong supplier relationships, and PSEG has strong knowledge and an extensive track record of developing projects in New Jersey, the combination of which positions Ocean Wind to bring jobs and investment to the Garden State.
What will Ocean Wind look like from New Jersey's shores?
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How far will the turbines be from the shore?
Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, Ocean County.
North Brigantine Natural Area (northern extent of wind farm), Brigantine, Atlantic County.
North Brigantine Natural Area (southern extent of wind farm), Brigantine, Atlantic County.
The Boardwalk near Steel Pier (northern extent of wind farm), Atlantic City, Atlantic County.
The Boardwalk near Steel Pier (southern extent of wind farm), Atlantic City, Atlantic County.
Lucy the Elephant (northern extent of wind farm), Margate City, Atlantic County.
Lucy the Elephant (southern extent of wind farm), Margate City, Atlantic County.
The Boardwalk at 5th Street (northern extent of wind farm), Ocean City, Cape May County.
The Boardwalk at 5th Street (southern extent of wind farm), Ocean City, Cape May County.
Corson’s Inlet State Park (northern extent of wind farm), Ocean City, Cape May County.
Corson’s Inlet State Park (southern extent of wind farm), Ocean City, Cape May County.
The North End of Avalon Beach, Avalon, Cape May County.
Stone Harbor Beach, Stone Harbor, Cape May County.
Wildwood Crest Fishing Pier, Wildwood Crest, Cape May County.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Township, Cape May County.
Currently, the Ocean Wind project is in its development stage which consists of the following:
- Conducting environmental studies and geological studies to support the permitting and engineering of the wind farm
- Members of our team are also presenting project overviews to elected officials, community groups, and other external stakeholders
- Holding open houses throughout southern New Jersey to make sure the public has every opportunity to learn more about the project and what it means for their community
- Procurement teams are meeting with local suppliers to learn how their businesses can assist Ocean Wind and enter the American offshore wind industry