Attentive Energy Two: Taking Our Next Steps

March 7, 2024

Attentive Energy Two is putting plans into action as we move our recently NJBPU-awarded project forward. The team has been on the ground in New Jersey for over five years building partnerships, connecting with communities, and paving the way for a local supply chain and workforce.  

To learn more about the AE2 project, check out our fact sheet.

Diving into New Jersey’s Third Offshore Wind Awards with Governor Murphy’s Cabinet, Labor Leaders and Advocates 

We recently had the honor of presenting our project at Governor Murphy’s press event held at the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters dive school facility in Sicklerville, NJ. Thanks to the Carpenters for hosting us all at their extraordinary facility. 

In his remarks, Managing Director Damian Bednarz recognized that through our many statewide partnerships, we will be able to strengthen the local supply chain and develop a skilled workforce for future New Jersey clean energy projects.  

AE2 will commit up to $1 million to the Eastern Atlantic States Carpenters Technical Centers to support the Carpenters Apprenticeship Readiness Program, known as CARP, a pre-apprenticeship program offering preliminary training and creating a direct pathway into union membership within the building trades. This grant will be used to invest in training and recruitment efforts across New Jersey, with recruitment efforts targeted at groups traditionally underrepresented in the building trades. 

Read more about the announcement here: Office of the Governor | Murphy Administration, Offshore Wind Developers Detail Transformative Benefits of New Projects That Will Advance New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal (

Discussing Offshore Wind’s Evolving Landscape at Rowan University’s Sweeney Center 

Attentive Energy Managing Director Damian Bednarz participated on a panel at Rowan University’s “Moving Forward on Offshore Wind: New Challenges, New Competition” conference, where he provided a thorough overview of our Attentive Energy Two project, alongside other offshore wind developers in the state. The event served as a platform to foster meaningful connections with local community leaders, esteemed academic and workforce partners, and public officials. 

Connect with Us at IPF in New Orleans 

Next month many members of our team will be in New Orleans at the International Partnering Forum (IPF), hosted by Oceantic Network. This forum connects businesses, industry leaders and developers to connect on all things offshore wind. If you’ll be there let us know so we can connect in person. Learn more about IPF here.

Check Out Our Growing Team and Career Opportunities 

Get to know the Attentive Energy team – check us out here! As we continue to grow, we will be hiring – take a look at our career page for more information on current opportunities. 

Where We’ve Been

Since receiving the award in January, the Attentive Energy Two team has been actively involved throughout New Jersey, disseminating project details and progress, forging partnerships, interacting with stakeholders and local communities, and investigating opportunities for local supply chain and workforce programs.

Across New Jersey

AE2 has covered ground across the State meeting civic and business leaders at the Paulsboro Community Roundtable, Elizabeth Supplier Diversity Day, Asbury Park Senior Day, and Rutgers Newark Community Engagement Panel. Read more about AE2’s recent outreach efforts here

Salem County

Our team also paid a visit to the Salem County Chamber of Commerce for their State of the County. Read more about our visit here.  

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

We had the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Young Women in Leadership Summit for the second year in a row, which focused on teaching young women how to be strong leaders and changemakers. Learn more about our partnership with the Girl Scouts

Foundation 2 Blade

Attentive Energy’s local content lead, AJ Negrelli and external affairs associate Oriana Holmes-Price, participated in Oceantic’s Foundation 2 Blade industry training for NJ businesses and organizations in New Brunswick, NJ providing insights into the growing offshore wind industry, and how local businesses can fit into the offshore wind supply chain. 

NJIT Career Fair

AE team members Faisal Amir, Electrical Systems Manager, and Mahdiyeh Khodaparastan, Senior Interconnection Engineer, were at NJIT for the 2024 Spring Career Fair, where they connected with talented individuals and discuss the exciting career opportunities in offshore wind.   


Check out this terrific Rutgers University alum profile of our very own Oriana Holmes-Price and her work advancing offshore wind and climate organizing in NJ!

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