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Offshore Wind Nears Halfway Mark in NJ

State appears to have projects lined up to start hitting its green-power goals

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – Last month, the Murphy administration scrapped a scheduled formal request for companies to bid on building more wind farms off the Jersey coast — a sign viewed by some as proof the state is well on its way to building 7,500 megawatts of wind capacity by 2035.

By virtue of awarding two new projects totaling 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity at the end of June, the state, on paper, is more than halfway to reaching that ambitious target when the first 1,100 MW of capacity awarded in 2019 is included …