Ørsted said today that it has submitted a bid to the Maryland Public Service Commission to develop Skipjack Wind 2, a proposed project of up to 760 MW.
The bid is in response to the commission’s call for proposals for Round 2 offshore wind projects, through which Maryland can award at least 1,200 MW of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits. The new project will power over 250,000 Delmarva homes.
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Ørsted says that ts proposal is designed to support the successful development of Skipjack Wind 2 while also committing to significant manufacturing operations that will enable the state to establish itself as a significant player in the offshore wind supply chain.
“Ørsted is privileged to already be a long-term partner to the state of Maryland as it works to meet its offshore wind goals,” said David Hardy, CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America. “We are proud to build, own, and operate wind farms across the world and will bring that same approach to Maryland. As such, these at least 30-year commitments we are making to the state are designed to provide long-term benefits to all of the communities that will be home to our facilities. In continuing to deliver on our commitments now, and well into the future, we will ensure that Maryland’s offshore wind industry will thrive for decades to come.”
Ørsted is currently developing Skipjack Wind 1, a 120 MW project off the Maryland-Delaware coast that is scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2026. The project was awarded during Maryland’s first offshore wind solicitation, commonly referred to as Round 1, in May of 2017.