Offshore wind energy will play an important role in helping New York State achieve its clean energy goals. To develop this valuable resource responsibly and thoughtfully, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is crafting an Offshore Wind Master Plan to outline the State’s comprehensive offshore wind strategy. NYSERDA is issuing an RFP to establish a pool of qualified contractors to assist with the development of the Offshore Wind Master Plan and associated offshore wind energy activities in New York. Proposals are due by Jan. 12, 2017.
The purpose is to assess the estimated economic impact of a 40 MW demonstration offshore wind farm off South Carolina, including electric rate impacts.
Overview of offshore wind cost of energy and opportunities for cost reduction.
Overview of offshore wind supply chain and workforce skill needs.
Statoil's proposed term sheet for a 20-year contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project (nameplate capacity of 12MW). Statoil estimates that project suppliers will employ approximately 150 full-time jobs in Maine during peak construction, and commits to spend at least 40% of capital and operations & maintenance (O&M) expenditures in Maine.
The report identified 1,134 direct jobs involved in South Carolina's wind energy related production or service activities in 2012. It estimated that a 1 GW offshore wind farm constructed between 2016 and 2025 would create an average of more than 3,800 jobs per year throughout the 10-year construction period. It also would generate nearly $2 billion in wages and nearly $620 million in combined state and local government revenue.
The report summarizes the results of a two-day workshop that exchanged "lessons learned" in support of US offshore renewable energy development. Key areas of conversation included electrical infrastructure and sub‐sea transmission, platform and foundation designs, project management and planning, installation, construction, and safety.
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.
The online mapping portal enables users to search wind energy original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and component suppliers by specialty and geographic location.
Link to GLWN website: Wind Industry Supply Chain Map page
The database enables users to search for contact information on businesses, organizations, and research institutions in the Maine wind industry according to industry segments and specialties.
Link to MWII website: Maine Wind Industry Initiative Asset Database page