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NextEra Energy Transmission President Matt Valle and Executive Director of Development Becky Walding talked with host Bob Considine about how the company delivers offshore electric wind power to the mainland and the experience NextEra brings to the industry and the state.

Currently, NextEra Energy Transmission is a strong contender to build a transmission project for offshore wind turbines onto the mainland in New Jersey.

Valle told Considine that NextEra Energy Transmission would be able to able to serve as a collaborator for multiple entities involved in a transmission project, including the grid owner, the wind developer and vendors providing technology.

“We look at ourselves as in between all of these,” Valle said. “So we are looking to make sure we collaborate well with the wind developers, the grid and there are a lot of state and federal permitting issues.

“Picking the right partner that can navigate those issues, that can get something done in the face of challenges, that can collaborate with others and persist I think is really important to the state.”

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