Atlantic City offshore wind farm waits for state approval

    Fisherman’s Energy of Cape May says it’s waiting for approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to begin construction of the nation’s first offshore wind farm, 2.8 miles from Atlantic City.

    The state Board of Public Utilities will issue a decision on the company’s proposal by March, reports the Associated Press. If approved, the company would begin construction of five wind turbines in the fall of 2012.

    The construction and operation of the wind farm would mean power for 10,000 homes, employment for 240 workers during construction, and 35 permanent jobs.

    For more information read the full report from the Associated Press.

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