PSEG Renewable Generation and Winergy Power Holdings announced today that they have submitted a proposal to the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy (OCE) to build a 350 megawatt wind farm about 16 miles off the shore of South Jersey.Via::PSEG, "PSEG and Winergy Propose Wind Farm Off New Jersey Coast in Response to State of New Jersey Solicitation" Image credit::Lazy Day In Cape May, Heather Heather Hedin Peacock, at WeSellFineArt.com
The wind farm would be called Garden State Offshore Energy and, subject to receipt of all required permits, financing and other conditions, could be fully operational in 2013...The project is expected to consist of 96 turbines arranged in a rectangular grid off the coast of Cape May and Atlantic counties. The wind farm will be located as far offshore as commercially feasible to make it virtually invisible from land.
We just came across a new wind farm proposal that is certain to test the will of the US East Coast tourist industry (shades of Cape Wind). Historic Cape May, New Jersey, after all, is one of the loveliest beaches on the East Coast of the US, and with extraordinarily good water quality: a rarity in New Jersey. During the public hearings, there will be plenty of wealthy property owners on hand to share their concerns about "impacts" on birds.