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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030 to 7,500 MW by 2035.
Community choice aggregators in California have in one year added another 1,000 megawatts in long-term power purchase agreements with new renewable energy projects, bringing the grand total of new-build contracts signed to 3,195 MW.
Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), has been chosen to supply 804 megawatts of energy from an offshore wind project to electricity customers within the state, Mayflower said on Oct. 30. Mayflower Wind was selected by the
New York has finalized contracts with Equinor Wind US LLC for its 816-megawatt Empire Wind Project and Sunrise Wind LLC for its 880-megawatt Sunrise Wind Project, both of which are offshore wind projects.
A new coalition is calling for California to set a goal of reaching a minimum of 10 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2040 in order to meet the state's commitment to 100 percent renewable power by 2045.
The U.S. wind market will add 14.6 gigawatts of capacity in 2020, Wood Mackenzie said. It forecasts that the U.S. will add 12.3 GW of wind power in 2021, before bottoming out at 5.9 GW in 2024.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking proposals for up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind. The recent solicitation comes against the backdrop of several other states, including New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey, also moving to procure offshore wind supplies.
California community choice aggregator Monterey Bay Community Power has signed a memorandum of understanding under which the CCA would enter into long-term power purchase agreements for approximately 1,000 megawatts of energy from an offshore wind project. Another California CCA, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, is pursuing plans for a commercial floating offshore wind farm.
Austin Energy now has 1,795 megawatts of wind power under contract after the Texas public power utility reached an agreement under which it will receive up to an additional 200 MW of wind power.