New England, New Jersey, and New York request federal support to establish regional transmission collaboration
For Immediate Release: June 16, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-444-3766
BALTIMORE — Governor Healey of Massachusetts announced today that New England states, New York, and New Jersey have formally requested federal support to establish an interregional transmission planning collaboration. Successfully integrating offshore wind into the existing power grid requires substantial upgrades and planning, but complex and overlapping jurisdictions have made coordination challenging between the states. The Network has consistently called for increased planning and coordination in offshore wind transmission development in order to drive down costs, increase environmental benefits, and increase market certainty in industry development.
The following statement can be attributed to Sam Salustro, Vice President of Strategic Communications at the Oceantic Network:
“While the U.S. offshore wind industry hits important early milestones this month, the scale of the industry’s ambition is enormous. Demand for offshore wind already exceeds 80 GW, but we will fail to build out the industry and a manufacturing supply chain to support it without proper development of our electrical grid. State collaboration is key to overcoming our transmission conundrum and the federal government must play a central role in facilitating these partnerships. Successful partnerships like the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission will save billions for ratepayers and foster long-term confidence in the U.S. market, leading to new supply chain investments and job growth.”
- Press Release: Healey-Driscoll Administration Leads Multi-State Request for Federal Support to Establish Interregional Transmission Planning Collaborative
- Request to form Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
- Offshore Wind Transmission White Paper
- Coordinated Transmission Development for Offshore Wind in Multi-State RTOs
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-444-3766.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.