The NJOA has released a whitepaper on the proposed Windfarms off of the New Jersey Coast. There are many questions that remain unanswered about the impact of the Windfarms on the New Jersey Ocean Habitat and fishery. NJOA encourages our members and friends to download the paper and share it with your New Jersey neighbors.
Click here to download the paper published September 2020 >>>> NJOA Offshore Windfarm Paper
UPDATE, APRIL 2022:
There are known problems with the windmills causing radar interference. These problems will be sure to cause safety issues for fishing vessels and other ships in the area of working windmills. The resolution for these issues will be shouldered by the vessels working in the windmill areas.
Wind farm planners have been proceeding as planned without advising what type platforms the windmills will have and without any environmental impact study.
Legislation was submitted, and fast tracked through the NJ assembly and senate that will by pass any local shore towns input in delivering wind power energy to shore location based substations.
All wind energy power north of Atlantic City that is installed off of New Jersey will be delivered to NYC Gowanis substations and Long Beach LI., all without NJ receiving any of this power.
Currently New Jersey is a stand alone electrical grid managed by a consulting service, without contingencies for lapses in unreliable solar and wind energy. (similar to Texas)
All of the offshore wind energy for the Atlantic City windfarms can be replaced by half the output of one nuclear reactor and without drastic modifications to the current electrical grid. (as noted by engineers)
At this time there is no such thing as battery backup for the NJ power grid as the technology simply doesn’t exist, even though people talk about it as though it does exists.
Throughout all of the years of “stakeholder” meetings we have not been told about the operating details of the many offshore and onshore substations that will be required to deliver power to the NJ power grid.
All marine authorities agree that there are only approximately 400 (366 known) Northern Right Wales left in the Atlantic Ocean. Offshore wind power on the Atlantic coast will be in the whales north/south and south/north migration path. This will have a detrimental effect on the future of the species. There are only 150 female breeding Right Wales left.
Are many recreational fishermen going to want to safely fish under the three massive windmill blades whirring above their heads, even if they have access to them.