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Offshore Wind

Why Choose NJ for Offshore Wind?

New Jersey is located in the heart of the East Coast wind belt, and geographically positioned to be a hub for the U.S. offshore wind industry.

Under Governor Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey has established an ambitious goal of generating 11 GW of electricity from offshore wind energy by 2040 as part of the State’s Energy Master Plan to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. This means 30 percent of offshore wind energy produced on the East Coast will be from New Jersey. NJEDA is investing resources to ensure that the arrival of offshore wind creates jobs and opportunities for New Jerseysans in addition to generating clean, sustainable energy.


Whether you are a large offshore wind developer, an established manufacturer or supplier looking to relocate, or a small business interested in joining the offshore wind supply chain, New Jersey is the place for your business to get started, get established, and grow.  See below for more information on New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Sector, and the programs and resources NJEDA has for developing the offshore wind economy.

3.7 GW

of projects awarded to date, and representing $4.67 billion in economic benefits to the state

11 GW

of procurements scheduled over the next decade

100%

Plan to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050

NJEDA Programs and Incentives for OFfshore wind

Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
Edison Innovation Fund
New Jersey Innovation Fellows Program
New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher Program
NJ Accelerate
NJ Founders & Funders
NJ Innovation Evergreen Fund​ (NEW)
Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program
Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge
Salem County Energy Sales Tax Exemption
Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program
Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Manufacturers Energy Sales Tax Exemption

New Jersey Offshore Wind Procurement Schedule

New Jersey has a clear offshore wind procurement timeline for its 11,000 MW target. This steady, transparent pipeline of procurements is responsive to industry needs and is a part of the State’s commitment to creating the conditions necessary for supply chain localization.

Project

Capacity Target/Award (MW)

Issue Date

Submittal Date

Award Date

Est. Commercial Operation Date

Ørsted Ocean Wind I

1,100

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q2 2019

2024

Ørsted Ocean Wind II

1,148

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Q2 2021

2029

Atlantic Shores

1,510

2028

3

1,200

Q2 2023

Q3 2023

Q1 2023

2030

4

1,200

Q2 2024

Q3 2024

Q1 2025

2031

5

1,342

Q1 2026

Q3 2026

Q1 2027

2033

The New Jersey Wind port

The New Jersey Wind Port is a purpose-built development project that is positioning New Jersey as a
hub for the US offshore wind industry.

The port offers an unrivaled combination of:

  • Purpose-built marshalling Heavy-lift wharfs and component laydown areas
  • Open access to the Atlantic Ocean (free of vertical restrictions)
  • Short steaming distances to more than 50 percent of US offshore wind lease areas
  • Access to a highly skilled trades and technical work force

The New Jersey Wind Port will support up to 1,500 manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs. Construction of the port began in 2021 and is setting a new standard for minority-,veteran-, and women-owned business inclusion in contracting, as well as establishing a diversity target for construction workers at the site of 18% minority workers and 7% women workers.

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WInd Institute

Following the WIND Council’s report, NJEDA is providing assistance to the yet to be established Wind Institute for Innovation and Training (Wind Institute) to coordinate and galvanize cross-organizational workforce and innovation efforts to position New Jersey as a leader in offshore wind.

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NOTE: In order to support future business development opportunities for New Jersey-based companies, company contact information and supply chain areas will be made available to the public through the New Jersey Supply Chain Registry.  In addition, detailed product and service offering information entered into the registry may be shared by the Business Network for Offshore Wind with developers and OEM prime contractors looking for partners.

Additional registry information (e.g., company competencies) and custom reports can be requested by emailing Aaron Roller (aroller@njeda.com) with a description of your request.  Please indicate “New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry Request” in the subject line of your email.

Disclaimer and Release: By using this registry, the user acknowledges that the information on the registry has not been vetted by the NJEDA in any way and that the NJEDA does not endorse or vouch for the entities listed thereon. By proceeding to use the registry, the user does hereby release and forever give up any and all claims, rights causes of action, suits, costs, damages and demands whatsoever, regardless of whether arising before or after the making of this Release, against the Authority deriving out of or related in any way to services provided to user by any company listed in the registry.  This Release extends to any cause, matter, transaction, act, claim or thing, or omission related to services provided to the user by any company listed on the Registry. This Release is made for the benefit of the Authority and each of the Authority’s successors, divisions, legal representatives, assigns, subsidiaries and/or affiliates, and the Board members, directors, commissioners, employees, agents, representatives and attorneys of all of the foregoing, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, attorneys, successors, legal representatives and assigns.  This Release shall bind user and anyone claiming by, through or under user.

New Jersey is committed to a clean energy future and building a local offshore wind industry is core to this vision

– Phil Murphy | Governor of New Jersey

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Our Team

Cecile Coronato
Senior Project Officer,
Sector Development
Sid Katoley
Senior Advisor,
Sector Development
609-960-3412
skatoley@njeda.com
David Ramsay
Manager,
Sector Development
609-690-1376
dramsay@njeda.com
Dennis Feeney
Project Director Infrastructure
609-960-5510
dfeeney@njeda.com
Julia Kortrey
Sr. Project Officer
609-858-6907
jkortrey@njeda.com
Bill Penders
Managing Director
Strategic Sector Development
609-731-0974
wpenders@njeda.com
Geoffrey Storr
Senior Project Officer,
Infrastructure/NJ Wind Port
609-690-1652
gstorr@njeda.com
Jonathan kennedy
Managing Director,
Infrastructure/NJ Wind Port
973-855-3448
jkennedy@njeda.com
Aaron Roller
Project Officer
NJ Wind Port
609-858-6906
aaroller@njeda.com
Kiran Ghosh
Project Officer,
Wind Institute
609-649-9849
kghosh@njeda.com
Jen Becker
Managing Director, Wind Institute Development
609-256-0837
jbecker@njeda.com

New Jersey Offshore Wind Interagency Taskforce Agencies