A New Jersey offshore wind farm is reeling in an important endorsement. This article from The News Journal says the aptly named Fishermen’s Energy has received endorsements for its proposed offshore wind farm from the Atlantic County Freeholders and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. It comes as the company awaits approval of its funding from the State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
“As stated in the resolution, the creation of new, well-paying jobs is vital to the economic success of Atlantic County” stated Freeholder Colin Bell. “Wind energy is a growing sector of the economy that provides construction, manufacturing and professional employment opportunities.”
Chris Wissemann, CEO of Fishermen’s Energy, said: “Having the support of the Atlantic County government, as well as the local business community shows how valuable the project is to the local economy. The project meets everything required by the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act, including, most importantly, bringing hundreds of jobs to New Jersey.”
The five-turbine, Fishermen’s Energy wind farm would be the first off of New Jersey’s shores, and if approved, would be the first to get an offshore wind renewable energy credit from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.