Why New Jersey

With unmatched regional and global connectivity to offshore wind markets, New Jersey is an emerging hub for offshore wind. Under Gov. Murphy, NJ has taken stategic and consistent steps to support its procurement goal of 7.5 GW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The state’s Offshore Wind Strategic Plan and Energy Master Plan were finalized in 2020 and remain a leading priority in NJ’s economic growth plan.

Strong and transparent political commitment
Central location
Port and supply chain investments
Strong workforce, research, & innovation infrastructure

Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule

Project Capacity Target / Award (MW) Issue Date Submittal Date Award Date Est. Commercial Date
Ocean Wind 1
1,100 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Q2 2019 2024
Ocean Wind 1

Atlantic Shores

Q3 2020 Q4 2020 Q2 2021 2029

3 1,200 Q1 2032 Q2 2023 Q4 2023 2030
4 1,200 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q1 2025 2031
5 1,342 Q2 2026 Q3 2026 Q1 2027 2033
New Jersey has a steady and consistent procurement of offshore wind every two years, with 3,758 MW awarded to date. The state’s third solicitation of 1,200 MW is set for Q1 2023.

Located at the heart of the East Coast wind belt, the New Jersey Wind Port is geographically positioned to be a hub for U.S. offshore wind development. New Jersey is growing the supply chain through targeted port investments at a variety of NJ ports and facilities that hold strong potential for manufacturing, marshalling, and O&M.

Additional information on future solicitations will be forthcoming from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.