New Jersey Offshore Wind Solicitation Project

Jersey Link provides a proven fully undergrounded 3.6 GW transmission solution that will deliver clean renewable offshore wind power to over 1.8 million homes. Jersey Link’s solution is taking a community-minded approach, providing new revenue and investment, as well as local jobs throughout the state.

Powering Economic Opportunity

In addition to a new local revenue stream for New Jersey businesses and local communities, Jersey Link will provide cost certainty through operation of the project, ensuring ratepayers get the best deal possible.

  • More than $1.5 billion in in-state economic benefits for NJ
  • 1,000s of jobs supported during construction
  • 40 years of cost certainty for NJ electric ratepayers

Substantial Job Creation

Jersey Link’s exceptional union partnerships will create thousands of good paying construction jobs and, as part of the project’s commitment to New Jersey workforce development programs, will facilitate the training of local workers.

  • In New Jersey, over 1,000 jobs will be supported during the construction phase and dozens of direct and indirect positions for the 40-year life of the project.
  • Jersey Link has partnered with a New Jersey Union coalition including Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Operating Engineers Locals 825 and 25 and Iron Workers Local 399 to ensure that its members receive well-paying jobs.
  • Jersey Link is advancing support for the NJ Wind institute for the further development of the local workforce.

Community-Driven Approach

Underground HVDC cable technologies have been used for more than 80 years, and the combined cable system has been safely operated around the world. This solution provides an easier way to navigate through rights-of-way and avoid environmentally sensitive areas and New Jersey residents’ backyards.

  • The route will make initial landfall at a former industrial site in South Amboy, avoiding beaches and other amenities with a focus on redevelopment for community benefit.
  • Jersey Link has full site control for the three onshore converter stations at a site adjacent to the existing Deans substation.
  • The well-proven, scalable HVDC design uses a DC system rated for 1,200 MW. Building up to three of these HVDC circuits will enable a total of 3,600 MW to be connected to PJM’s bulk power system.