Ørsted to Host Community Meeting to Introduce Ocean Wind Project to Area Residents
Ocean City, NJ – Representatives from offshore wind developer Ørsted will host an informational community meeting to introduce their Ocean Wind project to interested residents on Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Howard S. Stainton Ocean City Senior Center, located at 1735 Simpson Avenue #5, Ocean City. Free parking will be available in the lot of the Ocean City Free Public Library.
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 in New Jersey, so we expect and welcome lots of questions and comments. We are also eager to share information about ways the development of the offshore wind industry in New Jersey will help spark local economic opportunities.”
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.