Technology Assessment & Development
- Wind Resource
- Metocean design conditions
- Turbine technology
- Structures, safety, reliability
- Controls: turbine and wind plant
- Offshore wind energy
- Wind plant design
- Distributed wind power/hybrid power systems
- Social science
- Education/research: undergraduate – post doctoral
The accompanying papers were organized by the following scientific area leads:
- Julie Lundquist, University of Colorado Boulder: Wind resource
- James Edson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Metocean design conditions
- Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Metocean design conditions
- Todd Griffith, University of Texas Dallas: Turbine technology
- Sanjay Arwade University of Massachusetts Amherst: Structures, safety, reliability
- Rupp Carriveau, University of Windsor, Structures, safety, reliability
- Eric Simley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Controls
- David Schlipf, University of Flensburg: Controls
- Jason Jonkman National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Wind plant design
- Matt Churchfield, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Wakes
- Amy Robertson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Offshore wind energy
- Ian Baring-Gould, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Distributed wind power/hybrid power systems
- Bonnie Ram, University of Delaware: Social science
- Tom Acker, Norther Arizona University: Education
We would like to thank all of the scientific area leads and the many people who contributed to the success of the conference, particularly Jody Lally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who coordinated all the logistics.
James F. Manwell Chair, NAWEA WindTech 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paul Veers Chair, NAWEA WindTech 2019 National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has coordinated on behalf of the State all the work being conducted by New York State agencies in the development of offshore wind resources. As part of its leadership role, NYSERDA spearheaded the development of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that encourages the development of offshore wind in a manner that is sensitive to environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues while addressing market barriers and aiming to lower costs.
This report quantifies Alaska’s offshore wind resource capacity while focusing on its unique nature. It is a supplement to the existing U.S. Offshore Wind Resource Assessment, which evaluated the offshore wind resource for all other U.S. states (Musial et al. 2016). Together, these reports provide the foundation for the nation’s offshore wind value proposition. Both studies were developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The analysis presented herein represents the first quantitative evidence of the offshore wind energy potential of Alaska.
The net energy potential for Alaska is estimated to be 12,087 TWh/year, which is substantially higher than the statewide electricity consumption of approximately 6 TWh/year and higher than the total U.S. consumption of 3,711 TWh/year (U.S. EIA 2017c).
The Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization report identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market. It estimates the scale of potential offshore wind deployment to serve Northeast markets through 2030, given the nature of the offshore wind resource, federal lease opportunities, state policies, regional energy needs, existing electricity generation and planned retirements, and transmission capacity. The report finds that a low regional deployment trajectory could lead to 4,000 megawatts of offshore wind generation by 2030 off the Atlantic coast of the Northeast. A high regional deployment trajectory could lead to nearly 8,000 megawatts, which could power almost four million homes. The report also provides background information on topics ranging from interconnection infrastructure and permitting timelines to electricity markets and relevant public policies.
A press release announced that the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center awarded $700,000 to nine Massachusetts academic and research institutions for studies related to offshore wind development. "The funding will support three offshore wind research projects to identify industry workforce training and safety requirements; establish a multi-university partnership focused on innovation and driving down costs; and develop a new technique to monitor the structural health of wind blades."
This document is on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center website at: http://www.masscec.com/about-masscec/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-700000-funding-offshore-wind-research
This presentation reviews Virginia's offshore wind background and accomplishments. It addresses VOWTAP project specifics