The Attentive Energy Two project, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corio Generation, if awarded, is expected to power more than 600,000 homes and generate $12 billion in economic activity state-wide, demonstrating our commitment to New Jersey’s mission of advancing renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and forging a local industry.
Located over 42 miles east of Seaside Heights in federal waters, the Attentive Energy Two project will enhance the quality of life for New Jersey residents, contributing to the overall well-being and prosperity of communities throughout the State. This includes emissions reductions equivalent to removing 10 percent of cars from New Jersey roads or 1.3 million tons of carbon removed annually, improving the State’s air quality. One turbine will produce enough energy in a typical half hour to power an average New Jersey household for an entire year.
The project will advance local economic development and workforce by delivering up to 15,000 job-years for New Jersey residents. As a key underpinning of local job creation, Attentive Energy will provide an anchor order to establish an offshore wind tower manufacturing facility at the New Jersey Wind Port. The project will also strengthen the Wind Port’s position as a marshalling yard for US offshore wind.
This commitment is coupled with investments in EEW’s monopile facility in Paulsboro that will support future projects across the East Coast. These initiatives reinforce New Jersey’s foundational investments in a local offshore wind supply chain. In addition to these economic commitments, Attentive Energy has signed an agreement with five local unions to develop a Project Labor Agreement, further committing that the Project’s construction work will be performed by union labor.
“As a responsive and forward-thinking concept for offshore wind, this project puts community first on and off the shore” said Damian Bednarz, Managing Director, Attentive Energy. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with New Jersey to help reach the state’s ambitious clean energy goals while driving economic growth and improving the lives of all New Jerseyans. The Attentive Energy Two proposal affirms our commitment to accelerate renewable energy and combat the climate crisis head-on in these crucial times.”
A central component of the proposal is up to $300 million in community investments supporting a diversity of partners across environmental justice; labour, workforce, and supply chain; education; biodiversity and conservation; research and development; and other sectors. Through the project’s commitments, 97 percent of the investments are designed to serve Overburdened Communities.
“Offshore wind represents an incredible opportunity for the people of New Jersey, and we are deeply proud to be a part of the Attentive Energy Two project” added Eric Thumma, US Head for Corio Generation. “We believe the project will not only bring affordable, clean energy to the Garden State, but also create good green jobs and ensure a lasting positive legacy for communities here for decades to come. We are fully confident that offshore wind will play a major role in the future of the US economy, and we are delighted that New Jersey will be at the forefront of this new growth sector, helping to power America forward.”
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