By Veronica Flesher, Patch Staff
LACEY, NJ — Interested in learning more about offshore wind? New Jersey Resource Project, a community non-profit organization, is hosting a presentation to educate residents about offshore wind in Lacey on July 13.
The presentation will explain both concerns and benefits of offshore wind, according to the event’s description.
“Our goal it to make sure offshore wind works for us and help sustain our communities for generations,” NJRP wrote.
Two offshore wind projects are planned in the area. Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind would be off the shore of Long Beach Island, while Ocean Wind 1 is planned for Ocean City.
Residents of Ocean City have voiced concerns about Ocean Wind 1, which would involve installing a substation in Lacey at the former Oyster Creek power plant. Read More: Wind Farm Substation To Be Built In Lacey
Critics of Ocean Wind 1 say that the project would harm the local environment and hurt tourism.
The presentation will be held on July 13 at 7 p.m., at 15 E Lacey Rd in Forked River. To RSVP or learn more, contact Jody at 732-575-0609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.