BY ROBBIE KENNEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Assembly Republicans Alison Littell McHose and Parker Space commended the Board of Public Utilities for taking decisive action on behalf of New Jerseyâ€™s electric rate-payers with another denial of an offshore wind farm near Atlantic City.
â€śIn this state, we pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation. It is refreshing to see a decision supporting the rate-payers,â€ť said McHose, R â€“ Sussex, Warren and Morris. â€śThere is a popular fallacy that wind power is free. It is far from it, and New Jersey homeowners and employers would have been left holding the bag for the almost $200 million cost of this idealistic project. Economically and realistically, the wind farm is unfeasible.â€ť
The proposed 25-megawatt wind-turbine farm had already been rejected once by BPU. In both opinions, BPU cited concerns about the project being too expensive for the utility rate-payers who would be funding it.