Offshore Wind Struggles to Gain Ground in the US

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has rejected EDF Renewables’ application for a new offshore wind farm near Atlantic City, questioning its high cost and economic benefits. EDF Renewables submitted the application, which called for MHI Vestas Offshore to supply three V164 8.3 MW turbines for the Nautilus Offshore Wind Project, in September. The project was to be constructed in state waters off the coast of New Jersey. The Nautilus Offshore Wind Project would have been the second operational offshore wind project in the U.S, and EDF Renewables was hopeful for a 2020 in service date. EDF Renewables has since unveiled a new proposal for an offshore wind project in partnership with Shell New Energies.

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EDF Renewables Taps MHI Vestas Turbines for New Jersey Offshore Wind Project – https://www.power-eng.com/articles/2018/10/edf-renewables-taps-mhi-vestas-turbines-for-new-jersey-offshore-wind-project.html

Atlantic City-Based Nautilus Offshore Wind Project Under Official Review by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) – https://www.edf-re.com/atlantic-city-based-nautilus-offshore-wind-project-under-official-review-by-the-new-jersey-board-of-public-utilities-bpu/

EDF unveils NJ offshore wind project, following Nautilus rejection – https://njbiz.com/edf-unveils-nj-offshore-wind-project-following-nautilus-rejection/

Bidders Respond To New Jersey Call to Build 1,100-MW Offshore Wind Capacity – https://www.enr.com/articles/46179-bidders-respond-to-new-jersey-call-to-build-1100-mw-offshore-wind-capacity