NextEra aims to develop offshore wind transmission for New York and New Jersey

NextEra Energy’s subsidiary has filed transmission bids to help build out offshore wind projects in New York and New Jersey.

The New York Renewable Connect and the New Jersey Seawind Connector plans were filed to PJM and NYISO regulators, respectively.

In the second half of 2022, regulators in New York and New Jersey are likely to choose between offshore wind transmission projects. New York wants to build 9 GW of offshore wind by 2035, whereas New Jersey wants to build 7.5 GW in the same time frame.

In a statement, Eric Gleason, president of NextEra Energy Transmission, stated, “We feel no one in the industry can match our experience and unique ability, and we look forward to participating in this project.”

PSEG and Ørsted jointly submitted numerous collaborative bids for offshore wind transmission projects in New Jersey earlier last month, dubbed Coastal Wind Link. The proposals were submitted through the Proposal Window for the PJM State Agreement Approach.

The Department of Energy in the United States will research transmission requirements to support the country’s developing offshore wind business. By 2030, the Biden administration hopes to have 30 GW of offshore wind installed. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will lead the two-year project.

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