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Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Description: 

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.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012
912 KB
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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
8 MB
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Unsolicited Application for a Section 238 Research Lease by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)- Lease No. 2

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

This Section 238 research lease application (Lease No. 2) proposes six Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sub-blocks to be leased for the siting of six demonstration turbines for testing advanced offshore wind technologies and hosting one metocean platform.  The metocean platform would be a prototype for two similar platforms to be sited on the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy's (DMME) Section 238 Research Lease No. 1.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
397 KB
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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
332 KB
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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
5 MB
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2011 Wind Technologies Market Report

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL)
Description: 
The report provides a detailed overview of developments and trends in the US wind power market, including areas of installation growth, price, cost, and performance, as well as market and policy drivers.
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2012
3 MB
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Unsolicited Application for a Section 238 Research Lease by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)- Lease No. 1

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

This Section 238 research lease application proposes four Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sub-blocks to be leased for the siting of two met ocean and environmental monitoring platforms for pre-and post-construction monitoring of wind velocities, water levels, waves, and bird & bat activities within and around Virginia's offshore wind energy area (WEA).

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Publication Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
2 MB
Resource Type: 
Document
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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
6 MB
Resource Type: 
Presentation
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Meteorological Tower Placement Report to the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA)

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

The report describes the types of metocean data needed to inform and accelerate offshore wind project development, including recent results from Denmark that suggest how calibrated and traceable ground-based vertical-profiling LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) can reduce uncertainty in estimating annual energy production. It recommends a phased development approach to outfit the Chesapeake Light Tower (CLT) with appropriate instrumentation to begin characterizing Virginia's offshore wind resource at a fraction of the cost of a new met tower in the initial phases of work.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
1 MB
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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
774 KB
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