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Stacie Curtis and Industry Experts, Regulators Talk Offshore Wind Power at IRWA Forum

Stacie Curtis, president and founder of the real estate services firm CW Solutions, moderated a panel discussion on offshore wind development that included industry experts and state regulators at the recent gathering of the International Right of Way Association Region 4.

Gov. Phil Murphy is focused on setting New Jersey on a path to 100% clean energy by 2050, which includes increasing the state’s offshore wind capacity to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. Last month, NJDEP issued construction permits for New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, Ocean Wind 1, located in the Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles southeast of Atlantic City.

The IRWA Region 4 event on May 15 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City brought together professionals from IRWA chapters in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and New England states.

Curtis said CW Solutions has been actively collaborating with offshore wind industry leaders and has been afforded the opportunity to be part of groundbreaking renewable energy projects.

“IRWA events such as these foster a better understanding in our communities on how technology is evolving to provide us with a more eco-friendly future,” Curtis said.

Curtis moderated the panel which included: Dr. Zenon Christodoulou, commissioner of the state Board of Public Utilities; John Kuehne, director of Legal & Commercial – NJ Wind Port & Infrastructure at the NJ Economic Development Authority; Erick Ford, vice president of Stevens & Lee Public Affairs, and Richmond Young, director of development of Rise Light & Power.

There has been rapid progress at the future New Jersey Wind Port, which is on track to start providing power in 2024. When complete, the wind port will be the first purpose-built marshaling and manufacturing hub for the offshore wind industry in the country.

About CW Solutions

Longtime NJBIA member CW Solutions is a niche real estate services firm founded in 2002 focusing on offshore wind, infrastructure, wireless telecommunications, and utilities industries. The firm’s clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms. Based in New Brunswick, CW Solutions has spent the last 20 years experiencing significant growth, diversifying its services and customer base, and expanding its right-of-way acquisition and title services team.

Photo: (L-R): John Kuehne, of NJEDA; NJBPU Commissioner Zenon Christodoulou; Richmond Young of Rise Light & Power; Victor DiSanto, president, IRWA Chapter 15 President; Erick A. Ford, VP of Stevens & Lee Public Affairs; and Stacie Curtis, CW Solutions president and founder.

CNBC: U.S. Supreme Court Backs Pipeline Companies in New Jersey Land Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state’s objections. The 5-4 ruling, penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, handed a victory to PennEast Pipeline Company, a joint venture seeking to build the 116-mile (187-km) pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Click here to read the full article on CNBC.

The Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) recently welcomed three new board members. Cristina Pinzon, Maddie Chandran, and David Earp are the newest members of the council. These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to minority, women, and veteran owned businesses and will assist the SDDC to enhance economic growth in these communities.

Click here to learn more about SDDC’s Cristina Pinzon, Maddie Chandran, and David Earp or click here to see News 12 New Jersey giving a shout-out to the new board members.