Ørsted to Host Community Meeting to Introduce Ocean Wind Project to Atlantic City residents
Atlantic City, NJ – Representatives from offshore wind developer Ørsted will host an informational community meeting to introduce their Ocean Wind project to Atlantic City residents on Monday, August 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fannie Lou Hammer Room of Stockton University’s Atlantic City Academic Center, located at 3711 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City. Free parking will be available in the Atlantic City Parking Garage.
Attendees will hear an Ocean Wind project overview then visit and interact with Ørsted employees and consultants who will be on-hand to discuss specific aspects of the company’s plans to build a 1100 MW offshore wind farm that will power approximately more than half a million New Jersey homes. Ocean Wind will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Construction is expected to commence in the early 2020s, with the wind farm operational in 2024.
Ocean Wind will contribute significantly to the state’s ambitious renewable energy goal of supplying more than 1.5 million New Jersey homes with offshore wind power by 2030. At 1100 MW, Ocean Wind is expected to create over 3,000 direct jobs annually through development and three-year construction cycle.
“We look forward to meeting and talking with residents about our plans for Ocean Wind,” said Kris Ohleth, senior stakeholder relations manager for Ørsted. “This is a brand-new industry making its debut off the coast of Atlantic City, so we expect and welcome questions and comments. We are eager to share information about ways we expect to help in the revitalization of Atlantic City and the region.”
Doors will open with at 6 p.m., with a project overview presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m.
For further information please contact:
Lauren Burm, Ørsted North America
About Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind delivers clean, renewable energy along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. It operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and has been awarded over 2,900 megawatts of capacity through six projects. It is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 100 people.