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Ocean Wind Project

PROJECT WEBSITE: Ocean Wind

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
PLANNED

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
PENDING

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
COMPLETED

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SECTOR
Renewable Energy Production

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Major Infrastructure Projects

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LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Description:

OCW intends to develop, build, operate, and own (through one or more affiliated special purpose entities) a utility-scale offshore wind farm located approximately 15 miles off the coast of New Jersey within the Lease Area (the “Project”). The Project is being developed to serve the New Jersey market pursuant to the ongoing State of New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Economic Development Act Section 4 procurement process, administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“NJBPU”). OCW was the sole beneficiary of New Jersey’s first 1,100 MW solicitation. Additional projects may also be developed within the Lease Area in the future in support of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order Number 8, which established a goal of developing 3.5 GW of offshore wind by 2030.1 Further solicitations by the NJBPU of 1,200 MW each are expected in 2020 and 2022.

The Environmental Review and Permitting Status of this project will be changed to “In Progress” once the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued.

Permitting Timetable

Planned Environmental Review and Permitting processes

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