Economic development

Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization Report

Source/Sponsor: 
NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance
Creator/Author: 
Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC
Description: 

The Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization report identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market. It estimates the scale of potential offshore wind deployment to serve Northeast markets through 2030, given the nature of the offshore wind resource, federal lease opportunities, state policies, regional energy needs, existing electricity generation and planned retirements, and transmission capacity. The report finds that a low regional deployment trajectory could lead to 4,000 megawatts of offshore wind generation by 2030 off the Atlantic coast of the Northeast. A high regional deployment trajectory could lead to nearly 8,000 megawatts, which could power almost four million homes. The report also provides background information on topics ranging from interconnection infrastructure and permitting timelines to electricity markets and relevant public policies.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Delaware Establishes Offshore Wind Working Group

Source/Sponsor: 
State of Delaware
Creator/Author: 
State of Delaware
Description: 
Delaware Governor John Carney on August 28, 2017 signed an executive order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve Delaware.
 
The working group will begin meeting in September and will review economic opportunities and environmental benefits of offshore wind development, and the costs and benefits of developing offshore wind. Working group members also will review laws and regulations governing the development of renewable energy, and recommend changes. Additionally, they will identify barriers and opportunities involved in developing offshore wind to benefit Delawareans.
 
By December 15, 2017, the working group will submit a report to the Governor that makes recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware, and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry. The group also will draft any necessary legislation, including possible amendments to Delaware’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
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Publication Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Maryland Energy Administration Offshore Wind Industry Grant Programs

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Energy Administration
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Energy Administration
Description: 

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has announced two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry. The programs are the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program and the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program. Maryland Energy Administration has allocated a combined $1 million for these programs which are open to emerging businesses, including minority emerging businesses, non-profits, and State, local, and municipal governments and their agencies / institutions.

Information about the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program can be found here.

Information about the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program can be found here.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Baltimore County Grant Application for Offshore Wind Assembly

Source/Sponsor: 
Baltimore County, Maryland
Creator/Author: 
Baltimore County, Maryland
Description: 

Baltimore County has applied for a $26 million federal grant to support infrastructure upgrades at the former Sparrows Point shipyard to accommodate assembly, fabrication and shipping for the offshore wind industry. 

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Publication Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
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