In order to seize emerging offshore wind opportunities, the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), and the participating states enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate Federal-state cooperation and coordination for the efficient, expeditious, orderly, and responsible development of the significant wind resources of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) along the Atlantic coast through collaborative efforts on issues of mutual interest. This partnership serves as the first step toward a goal of broader collaboration and coordinated effort among the Atlantic states and other relevant Federal Agencies that are critical to the development of the offshore wind industry.
The National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the transmission system of the lower 48 contiguous United States.
Douglas-Westwood was commissioned by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the anticipated demand for various vessel types associated with offshore wind development in the United States through 2030, as well as to assess related market barriers and mitigating policy options.
Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduction of legislation encouraging investment in offshore wind. The legislation would would amend Section 48 of the tax code by creating an investment offshore wind tax credit for the first 3,000 MW offshore wind facilities placed into service.