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Mayor Jay Gillian said that he, his senior staff and City Council President Bob Barr met virtually Friday with U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew to discuss a proposed wind energy farm in federal waters about 15 miles off the coast.
The project by the Dutch energy company Orsted may need approval from Ocean City to run a transmission line that would connect the wind farm's offshore turbines with the land-based power grid.
"The city team continues to do its due diligence by working with federal and state regulators, the wind energy company Orsted, and other experts to get all the facts and determine our options," Gillian said in his weekly message to the public.
His entire message follows.