Ørsted Hosts Open House to Update Atlantic City Residents on Ocean Wind
Atlantic City, NJ – Representatives from offshore wind developer Ørsted will host an open house to update Atlantic City residents on the progress of its Ocean Wind project on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Avalon Conference Center at The Claridge Hotel, located at 123 S. Indiana Avenue, Atlantic City. Free, validated parking will be available in The Claridge’s parking garage.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit and interact with Ørsted employees 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 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 3.2 million New Jersey homes with offshore wind power by 2035. At 1100 MW, Ocean Wind is expected to create over 3,000 direct jobs annually through development and three-year construction cycle. Ocean Wind will also have 69 full-time jobs in its operations and maintenance facility to service the turbines during the lifetime of the wind farm.
“We look forward to engaging and connecting with local residents about how Ocean Wind is progressing,” said Kris Ohleth, senior stakeholder relations manager for Ørsted. “This is a new American industry and New Jersey, is poised, to be a key player within offshore wind, so we expect and welcome questions and comments. We remain open and eager to speak with residents and share information about ways we expect to help in the revitalization of Atlantic City and the region.”
Doors will open with at 5:30 p.m.
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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 150 people.