The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement today from Josh Kaplowitz, Vice President for Offshore Wind, after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced final approval from the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) of Ørsted’s proposed Ocean Wind 1 project offshore of New Jersey.
“Today’s announcement is a major step forward for New Jersey’s offshore wind goals, which will create 10,000 jobs and $4.7 billion in economic impact across the state. Once completed, Ocean Wind 1 will power nearly half a million homes per year with clean, reliable, U.S.-produced wind energy.
“The stamp of approval from BOEM comes after a rigorous environmental and community impact review process, demonstrating the administration’s and the industry’s shared commitment to building clean power in a responsible way. Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is poised to be a national leader in offshore wind. ACP looks forward to the next phase of Ocean Wind 1 and the jobs, manufacturing capacity, clean power and energy security that America’s offshore wind industry will produce.”