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Recommended Practices for Design, Deployment, and Operation of Offshore Wind Turbines in the United States

Source/Sponsor: 
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Creator/Author: 
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Description: 

Recommended best practices address three major areas relevant to the offshore wind project approval process: 1) structural reliability; 2) manufacturing and fabrication, construction and installation, and qualification testing; and, 3) safety of equipment, operation and inspection, and decommissioning.

 
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Publication Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Maine Wind Energy Development Assessement Report and Recommendations

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS)
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS)
Description: 

The Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) recommends eliminating the statutory goal of 2,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2015, but retaining the statutory goals of 3,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2020 (including 300 MW from offshore wind sources) and 8,000 MW of installed wind capacity by 2030 (including 5,000 MW from offshore wind sources) until a comprehensive reasssessment can be completed.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Offshore Wind Projects Fiscal Years 2006-2012

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Description: 

The report summarizes the more than $140 million in funding awards for 64 offshore wind projects that the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Wind and Water Program has made between fiscal years 2006-2012.  These awards fall under two activity areas: Technology Development and Market Acceleration and Deployment.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Request for Proposals (RFP)- Geological Survey of the Wind Energy Area (WEA) off the Virginia Coast

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Description: 

 

The objectives of this regional geophysical study are to: (a) better understand how seafloor and subsurface variability affect substructure and foundation optimization and standardization, and by extension serialized fabrication and production economics; (b) optimize platform design selection (e.g. substructure and foundation type) and micro-siting of metocean measurement and environmental monitoring platforms on the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy's (DMME) Section 238 Research Lease No. 1, as well as potential test turbines for a Virginia offshore wind demonstration project.  Ultimately, the study aims to accelerate commercial leasing and development of the offshore Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA).
 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Virginia Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Site Development

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
Creator/Author: 
James Madison University (JMU), Virginia Center for Wind Energy (VCWE)
Description: 

 

The report provides a comprehensive pre-development assessment of three potential advanced technology demonstration sites in state waters – in the James River near the former Suffolk campus of the Tidewater Community college, at Newport News Point near the wave screen, and on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel near the northern end.  It also presents a met-ocean design environment characterization of Virginia waters; an events-based analysis and meteorological modeling of Virginia coastal and offshore winds; and, a meso-modeling of the wind resource with estimated energy production of sample wind turbines.
 
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Publication Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
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Virginia Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Program and Test Pad Sites

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

Overview of Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)-identified needs for advanced technology demonstration (measurement of radar effects and test mitigation technologies; demonstration of novel foundation and installation methods; measurement of turbine-structure-soils response to metaocean loading).

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Maine Comprehensive Research and Development (R&D) Evaluation 2011

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
Creator/Author: 
Camoin Associates; EntreWorks Consulting; Scruggs & Associates, LLC
Description: 

The report evaluated the performance and impacts of state-funded R&D programs. It identified key issues and desired outcomes, and offered recommendations for accelerating development of a more competitive innovation economy in Maine.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the States of Delaware and Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia Related to Common Interests Associated with Offshore Wind Energy Development

Source/Sponsor: 
States of Delaware and Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Creator/Author: 
States of Delaware and Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Description: 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) affirms the commitment of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to coordinate state and regional policies for electric transmission, supply chain facilities, research and development, and workforce development, as well as collaborative engagement with federal energy and regulatory agencies to support offshore wind energy deployment.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Floating Wind Turbines

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Creator/Author: 
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Description: 

The report reviews existing knowledge concerning floating offshore wind turbines, and provides an evaluation of the critical design considerations, a draft design guideline for floating support structures and their stationkeeping systems, and recommendations for future research for floating offshore wind turbines.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Offshore Wind Technology Overview For the Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative

Source/Sponsor: 
Long Island- New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative
Creator/Author: 
AWS Truwind, LLC
Description: 

Overview of offshore wind system technologies and design criteria for offshore wind farms.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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