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Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Attentive Energy submit bids in fourth New Jersey tender
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Attentive Energy submit bids in fourth New Jersey tender

Attentive Energy and Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind have submitted a proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) as part of the state’s fourth competitive tender for offshore wind energy.

The NJBPU announced the opening of the state’s fourth tender for 1.2 to 4 GW of offshore wind power capacity on April 30. The application deadline was July 10.

Offshore wind energy on the Atlantic coasta joint venture between Shell and EDF Renewables, said that the “unsurpassed maturity” of the Atlantic Shores Projects 1 and 2 make these projects “best positioned” to provide reliable, renewable electricity to support New Jersey’s goal of achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2035 and installing 11 GW of offshore wind by 2040.

Earlier this month, the 1,510 MW Atlantic Shores South Project 1 and the 1,327 MW Atlantic Shores South Project 2 received their Record of Decision from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), completing the evaluation of their Construction and Operation Plan (COP).

Together, these projects could generate more than 2.8 GW of electricity, enough to power over one million New Jersey homes.

Full approvals at the federal and state levels for both projects are expected by the end of the year.

In addition to an expanded permitting process for both projects, Atlantic Shores Project 1 recently selected and began working with New Jersey-based infrastructure contractors Riggs Distler to manage the Cardiff substation expansion program and Creamer-Jingoli to plan and design the export cable route from the Atlantic City landfall to the grid connection point in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County.

“Our proposal is designed to expand and enhance existing strategic partnerships while expanding our portfolio of economic development initiatives across the Garden State. Working with our partners in host communities, we seek to continue to secure critical supply chain investments that create well-paying union jobs, support local workforce development, and contribute to economic prosperity across New Jersey,” said Joris VeldhovenManaging Director, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.

Attentive energywhich has already secured an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) contract in New Jersey for the Attentive Energy Two (AE2) project, announced its plans for another project in the state on July 10. However, details of this new offshore wind project were not disclosed.

In this new proposal, Attentive Energy, a joint venture between Corio Generation and TotalEnergies, proposes: “Consistent and holistic vision” ready to build on the momentum and early successes of its AE2 project.

To date, New Jersey has hosted three auctions for offshore wind projects. Recently, NJBPU announced that it is moving forward with the state’s fifth offshore wind auction, beginning the round more than a year earlier than originally planned.


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