TOP STORIES

Con Edison and National Grid plan 6GW offshore link

RICHARD HEAP

April 8, 2024

Con Edison Transmission and National Grid Ventures have announced plans for a 6GW transmission project to support the delivery of offshore wind power to New Jersey’s grid.

The pair said the Garden State Energy Path project would connect 6GW of offshore wind power from the point where it comes ashore, at Sea Girt National Guard Training Center, to the Larrabee Tri-Collector Station in Howell Township. It will mainly consist of underground cables and will be able to carry power from four offshore wind farms.

Will Hazelip, president of National Grid Ventures in the US northeast, said: “New Jersey communities can rely on the Garden State Energy Path to provide a route that reduces community disruption and maximizes benefits. With our partners at Con Edison Transmission, we designed a cost-effective project that has the flexibility to support the latest grid technologies.”

Stuart Nachmias, president of Con Edison Transmission, added: “This project uses the most efficient design to be ready to carry clean, renewable wind power for New Jersey homes and businesses. We worked with National Grid Ventures to propose a clean energy project that provides the reliability customers need at the best cost possible and with reduced impact on local communities.”

The pair said the link could be operational by 2029.

Read more