ENVIRONMENT

Murphy announces creation of offshore wind registry

Gov. Phil Murphy joined energy leaders from around the globe at the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum on Monday.

Murphy, who’s made one of the largest commitments to wind energy in the nation, used the platform to announce the creation of the New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry.

“This is a free online portal where companies from around the globe, like many of you, interested in becoming part of New Jersey’s offshore wind revolution, can find your New Jersey-based partners and suppliers,” explained Murphy.

“What we’re seeing now is states like New Jersey, New York, the New England states, coming out at the same time, creating that long term pipeline of projects. I think that’s going to be a fantastic future we’re looking into. Not only for clean energy, but for also for actually price competitive projects, and a lot of jobs,” said Ørsted’s North American President and Off-Shore Wind CEO Thomas Brostrøm.

The registry was developed as part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s membership in the Business Network for Offshore Wind.