Why New Jersey

The New Jersey Wind Port is located at the heart of the East Coast wind belt, geographically positioned to be a hub for the U.S. offshore wind industry. 

The State’s transparent and consistent project pipeline makes up 30 percent of the U.S. offshore wind market.  With unmatched regional and global connectivity to offshore wind markets on the East Coast and around the globe, there is no better place to grow the offshore wind industry.

7,500 MW of procurement over the next 8 years
Major infrastructure investments at the NJ Wind Port and Port of Paulsboro
90,000+ workers with wind-adjacent skills
150+ higher education institutions in the region
Heart of the East Coast corridor with ~600 nonstop international destinations

Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule

1, 2018, Capacity Target (MW) 1,100, Issue Date Q3 2018, Operation Date 2024
2, 2020, Capacity Target (MW) 1,200, Issue Date Q3 2020, Operation Date 2027
3, 2022, Capacity Target (MW) 1,200, Issue Date Q3 2022, Operation Date 2029
4, 2024, Capacity Target (MW) 1,200, Issue Date Q2 2024, Operation Date 2031
5, 2026, Capacity Target (MW) 1,400, Issue Date Q2 2026, Operation Date 2033
6, 2028, Capacity Target (MW) 1,400, Issue Date Q1 2028, Operation Date 2035

New Jersey has a commitment to delivering 7.5 GW of offshore wind by 2035, a clearly defined offshore wind solicitation schedule, and path to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. New Jersey’s first project, Ocean Wind, is 1,100 MW, and the next solicitation of up to 2,400 MW will be awarded in mid-2021.