The US state of New Jersey has raised the target of its round three offshore wind solicitation target to 4GW from 1.2GW to reflect of its ambition of having 11GW of turbines turning off its coastlines by 2040.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (NJBPU) draft document, released today (Tuesday), revealed multiple changes in the solicitation requirements, including increased supply chain and grid investments aimed at advancing governor Phil Murphy’s goal to develop the state into a “hub for offshore wind”.