Jersey - Offshore Windfarm Consultation opens
Offshore wind farm consultation opens
10 November 2023
Islanders are being invited to share their views on the recently announced proposals for an offshore wind farm in the southwest of Jersey’s waters.
In October, the Minister for the Environment announced a project that would see a wind farm of up to around 1,000MW created, producing enough electricity to exceed the Island’s own needs, with the remainder to be exported.
Simultaneously, a Proposition was lodged by the Council of Ministers asking for States Members’ “in principle” support for the project.
Potential environmental and economic benefits include access to locally generated renewable energy, greater price stability, new jobs, and income to fund Jersey’s transition to net zero emissions and other public services.
Alongside a formal consultation survey, which is open from today (Friday 10 November) and runs for 14-weeks, a public drop-in session will be held in each parish over the next few months for Islanders to learn more about the proposals and to share their views. A post-consultation report will then be published to help inform States Members ahead of the debate on the Proposition in spring 2024.
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