Marshaling ports required to meet US policy targets for offshore wind power

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Elsevier
Creator/Author: 
Sara B. Parkison Willett Kempton
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We analyze infrastructure needed for offshore wind power targets set by U.S. state and federal policies—specifically, manufacturing, vessels, and offshore wind ports. By examining cost-competitive turbine and project sizes and infrastructure challenges, we identify marshaling ports as a key bottleneck. Through elicitation of requirements from supply chain, port, and vessel experts, we identify the necessary attributes for marshaling ports and calculate the area needed to meet policy targets. US marshaling ports are currently insufficient to meet either state or federal power targets.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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