This NREL analysis takes a look at the US offshore wind market and discusses the barriers and challenges to growing the industry. Technological advances, siting strategies, risk reduction, and accelerated permitting can all play a significant role in driving the US market.
This report is intended to provide offshore wind industry stakeholders a basis for evaluating potential cost saving installation, operation, and maintenance (IO&M) strategies and technologies.
The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market. The report will be updated and published annually for a three-year period. The report was first published in early 2013 covering research performed in 2012. This 2nd annual report focuses on new developments that have occurred in 2013. The report will provide stakeholders with a reliable and consistent data source addressing entry barriers and U.S. competitiveness in the offshore wind market.
This study finds that sufficient port infrastructure exists or can be developed to meet anticipated project deployment out to 2030.
This report is a deliverable for a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) entitled National Offshore Wind Energy Resource and Design Data Campaign—Analysis and Collaboration (contract number DE-EE0005372; prime contractor—AWS Truepower). The project objective is to supplement, facilitate, and enhance ongoing multiagency efforts to develop an integrated national offshore wind energy data network. The results of this initiative are intended to 1) produce a comprehensive definition of relevant met-ocean resource assets and needs and design standards, and 2) provide a basis for recommendations for meeting offshore wind energy industry data and design certification requirements,
This report uses the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model and provides four case studies of potential offshore wind deployment scenarios in different regions of the United States: the Southeast, the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, and the Mid-Atlantic. Researchers worked with developers and industry representatives in each region to create potential offshore wind deployment and supply chain growth scenarios, specific to their locations. These scenarios were used as inputs into the offshore JEDI model to estimate jobs and other gross economic impacts in each region.
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.
Report documents the unique benefits of Atlantic offshore wind power, evaluates the progress of offshore wind made to date, and identifies the critical actions state leaders must take to ensure the success of offshore wind.
Report prepared by University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind. This study recommends a strategic approach the state of New York can take to reduce the costs of offshore wind.