Last week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 170 by a vote of 20-1, with Republican Senator Bryant Richardson being the lone no vote.
The bill is a small first step in the process of developing windfarms off the Delaware coast. It directs the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to work with PJM Interconnection, LLC to study the transmission impacts of offshore wind development, to work with neighboring states on offshore wind transmission, and to study and report back to the Governor and the General Assembly on a process for procuring offshore wind power.
|Senate Bill 170 – DIRECTING DNREC TO STUDY OFFSHORE WIND||Currrent Status – Senate Passed 20-1. Out of Committee 6/20/23|
|House Sponsors – Osienski, Baumbach, Phillips, Wilson-Anton||Senate Sponsors – Hansen, Huxtable, Walsh, Hoffner, Mantzavinos, McBride, Sokola, Townsend|
|House Yes Votes –||Senate Yes Votes – Brown Gay Hansen Hoffner Huxtable Lockman Mantzavinos McBride Paradee Pinkney Poore Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh // Buckson Hocker Lawson Pettyjohn Wilson|
|House No Votes –||Senate No Votes – Richardson|
|House Absents or Not Voting –||Senate Absent or Not Voting – None|