Keeping up with Gov. Phil Murphy’s recently announced Energy Master Plan, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities granted the state’s first award for offshore wind to the Danish energy company Ørsted and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) for the proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project last Friday. With this plan set to be finished by 2024, over 500,000 NJ homes will be able to be powered by this offshore wind farm. Although NJ residents will see a raise in their electric bills in order to pay for the project, this puts New Jersey ahead of every other state in plans for utility size sustainable energy plans.
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