Con Edison Transmission is proposing the development of a grid network to deliver electricity from offshore wind farms to the US state of New Jersey.
The plans for the Clean Link New Jersey project would look to connect 2.4GW of future offshore wind capacity to the grid’s high-voltage onshore network.
Con Edison Transmission said the project would deliver wind power from multiple generators at sea with minimal impact to local communities, marine life and views along the state’s shoreline.
The link would also help the state meet its ambitious clean energy goals and create union jobs, while boosting the rapidly emerging Mid-Atlantic offshore wind market, the company added.
The project would see the installation of multiple subsea transmission cables through a defined “power corridor” to minimize the environmental impact and would feature HVDC collector platforms as the building blocks for bringing power to the shore.