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NextEra Eyes Offshore New Jersey Wind-Power Transmission Lines

  • Proposals would minimize marine and environmental impacts
  • Plans don’t include offshore turbines that NextEra CEO panned
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NextEra Energy Inc. wants to build transmission lines off the New Jersey coast that will carry electricity from wind turbines ashore.

The company, which calls itself the world’s biggest generator of wind and solar power, filed its proposals with the regional grid operator, PJM Interconnection LLC, and said the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities also will have a say. The lines are collectively called the New Jersey Seawind Connector and are designed to minimize marine and environmental impacts, according to a news release Thursday.