JCP&L Proposal Supports New Jersey Clean Energy Plan by Delivering Wind Power to Customers with Minimal Community Impacts
HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has submitted a proposal to connect clean energy generated by New Jersey’s offshore wind farms to the power grid. The plan, which supports significant investments in clean energy driven by the New Jersey Energy Master Plan, is designed to connect future offshore wind farms while minimizing the impact on the environment and communities.
In its proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and PJM Interconnection, JCP&L outlined a comprehensive transmission system investment program that would connect enough offshore wind energy to power nearly two-and-a-half million homes. The power from offshore wind farms would be delivered to JCP&L’s electric grid from new offshore transmission infrastructure built by Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development, LLC, a new transmission asset owned by Shell New Energies US, LLC and EDF Renewables North America. JCP&L would then carry the electricity to existing substations, where it will enter the grid.
Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development’s proposal, made in cooperation with JCP&L’s plan, utilizes their expertise in offshore transmission to offer an open access solution that is scalable to meet the growing demands of the New Jersey offshore wind market. If the proposals are accepted, FirstEnergy has the option to acquire an equity stake in Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development.