Developer Orsted has pushed back commercial start of the planned 120MW Skipjack offshore wind farm in the US Atlantic to the second quarter of 2026 to further size-up landfall and grid interconnection options for the project’s high-voltage export cables.

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The timeline change, the latest in a series for the project off Maryland, had “nothing to do” with permitting, a process led by US federal regulator the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a spokesperson for the developer told Recharge.