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BOEM to rule on New Jersey offshore wind construction plan

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a draft environmental assessment for a proposed offshore wind farm near New Jersey.

The proposed Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, would be sited 15 miles southeast of Atlantic City. Ninety-eight wind turbines would provide up to 1,100 MW of generating capacity under the plan, which also calls for three offshore substations within the lease area.

BOEM’s release of the environmental assessment launches a 45-day public comment period. The agency said it would use the report, as well as public feedback, in its decision to approve or deny the project plan.

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