Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind will support clean energy research and educational outreach activities
at Montclair State University under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently.
Under the agreement, Ørsted's $200,000 contribution will support the university's Clean Energy
and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC) and will aid in the advancement of energy research
initiatives, as well as the development of educational events, stakeholder engagement activities
and STEM programming for elementary, middle and high school students.
"Montclair State University has quickly established itself as an innovator relating to the research
and assessment of clean and sustainable energy solutions," said Thomas Brostrøm, CEO of
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind. "We are pleased to partner with them as we continue to make
progress with our Ocean Wind project."
"Montclair State has invested in the development of important programs and research in
renewable energy and environmental science," said Susan A. Cole, president of Montclair State
University. "Partnerships with leading corporations in the energy sector, such as Ørsted, provide
mutually beneficial synergies and much-needed resources that help us educate students and
expand both research and outreach initiatives. Governor Murphy has expressed a vision for a
clean energy future for New Jersey, and the University is pleased to be part of the effort to realize
that vision. We are very grateful for Ørsted‘s support and look forward to working with them."
CESAC, a public research and technical assistance center, identifies, quantifies and interprets the
ramifications of clean energy development and to facilitate energy planning. It provides support
for clean energy policies, technologies and practices through research and education programs.
"CESAC engages in collaboration, coordination, and support across the public and private
sectors," says Lora Billings, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State
University. "These activities produce objective, research-based knowledge on key issues facing
New Jersey. They also create valuable learning opportunities for our undergraduate, masters and
doctoral students, as well as our faculty and research partners."
"Partnerships like this one with Ørsted demonstrate the value of collaboration between the
academic community and private industry in identifying environmental and economic solutions
related to clean energy," said CESAC Director Pankaj Lal. "Ørsted's support will help CESAC
contribute to the collective effort to build a sustainable energy economy in New Jersey."
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