Transmission system developer Anbaric Development Partners has appointed DNV GL to help it prepare the company’s 2021 bid for offshore wind transmission in New Jersey
The partnership comes ahead of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ and PJM Interconnection’s anticipated solicitation for offshore wind transmission solutions from qualified developers.
In November 2020, the Board Of Public Utilities (BPU) announced that New Jersey would become the first state to fully align its offshore wind transmission goals with its regional grid operator’s planning process.
Doing so will allow for a co-ordinated approach to transmission of offshore wind energy, rather than using point-to-point transmission systems of the type proposed by developers to date.
The agreement between the BPU and PJM – known as a state agreement approach – is the first of its kind, further setting New Jersey apart as a leader in offshore wind development.
A solicitation schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Anbaric Mid-Atlantic president Janice Fuller said, “DNV GL will assist Anbaric in submitting a bid to help build out the most cost-effective, environmentally sound, and efficient transmission solution for the state’s bold vision of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035.”