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Gov. Murphy directs New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to accelerate new offshore wind solicitation

NJBPU Will Launch Fourth Offshore Wind Solicitation in Early 2024

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday directed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to launch New Jersey’s fourth offshore wind solicitation in early 2024.

The Governor’s action reaffirms the State’s commitment to achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2035 and underscores the strength and promise of New Jersey’s clean energy economy, including the critical importance of the state’s supply chain facilities to the regional offshore wind industry.

“I have directed the BPU to take this action in recognition of the strong future of New Jersey’s offshore wind industry,” Murphy said. “New Jersey can – and will – continue to remain a burgeoning offshore wind development hub that attracts new projects and their accompanying economic and environmental benefits for generations to come. These new projects, along with the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind project awarded in 2021, will support tens of thousands of good-paying, family-sustaining jobs for New Jerseyans while protecting the quality of the air our children breathe and making good on the promise of affordable clean energy produced right here in the Garden State.”

“Today’s announcement affirms New Jersey’s commitment to offshore wind and to meeting Governor Murphy’s clean energy goals,” said NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy. “Offshore wind is vital to our clean energy economy and our efforts to mitigate climate change, and we are resolute in our efforts to ensure New Jersey realizes its benefits.”

New Jersey’s fourth solicitation project awards are expected in early 2025.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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