New Jersey Seeks Offshore Wind Logistics Know-How

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is seeking ideas from qualified entities with perspectives on offshore wind port infrastructure and supply chain development in New Jersey.

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Parties such as offshore wind developers, suppliers, industrial real estate developers, port operators, port authorities, other development agencies, and local governments are encouraged to respond to a Request for Ideas (RFI) by 15 October.

The purpose of the RFI is to collect facts, information, and ideas that will help the NJEDA better understand the offshore wind industry’s port infrastructure and supply chain development requirements.

If it is determined that there is sufficient need for state government support, the information gathered by the RFI may be used to develop financing or development programs to support offshore wind port infrastructure and supply chain development. One of the goals of such financing/development tools or programs is to lower the levelized cost of energy for offshore wind energy.

Respondents to this RFI are encouraged to respond within the context of the broader medium-to-long term regional pipeline of projects expected on the US East Coast, which exceeds 8,000MW in the Mid-Atlantic region, including 3,500MW for New Jersey.

The RFI is independent of the solicitation issued in September by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, for development of the first 1,100 MW of offshore wind in New Jersey.