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Some of the wider benefits of offshore wind have been felt in coastal communities such as Grimsby and Barrow in the UK.  The US State of New Jersey plans to build the New Jersey Wind Port on the eastern shore of the Delaware River, with the construction expected to begin in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Chester on Jun 17, 2020

While others clamor to be the offshore wind generation hub, NJ smartly positioning itself for its piece of the pie either way with this type of investment!

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Peter Key on Jun 17, 2020

The state plans to build this port on Artificial Island, which is home to PSEG's Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.

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Matt Chester on Jun 17, 2020

That's a pretty interesting juxtaposition!

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Peter Key on Jun 18, 2020

I'd guess it's unparalleled. The location is in the middle of — actually on the edge of, since it's on the Delaware Bay — nowhere. I assume the roads to the site are fairly good because they have to be able to handle all the traffic that can come into and go from a nuclear power plant, but they still might have to be upgraded if the port becomes a reality. The location is in Salem County, which is a rural, poor county, so the port is probably seen as a local, as well as a statewide, economic development play. The governor didn't specify who will pay for the port other than in vague terms and there's speculation the state will try to get electric customers to chip in, which will go over like a lead balloon.

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Charley Rattan on Jun 17, 2020

Sounds like a nascent 'energy hub' developing there. Something similar is being talked about around Sizewell in Suffolk, UK.

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Matt Chester on Jun 17, 2020

Having grown up in NJ, I'd be thrilled to see the Garden State become the Green Energy State!

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