"The states ultimately reserve the ability to work together on transmission solutions for offshore wind or other clean energy objectives, or can defer to the traditional path of having projects enter the generation interconnection queue with generators being responsible for associated transmission upgrades," the report adds.
Three PJM states -- Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia -- have 14 GW of announced offshore wind targets. Meanwhile, 10 states and the District of Columbia within the RTO have mandatory renewable energy portfolio targets, which are also factored into the Phase 1 study.
Ten points of interconnection were selected by PJM and states for the study.
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