DOE Announces Intent to Fund an Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

Nov. 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium." Through this proposed funding opportunity, DOE plans to support the creation of a consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific offshore wind research and development (R&D) that addresses topics such as wind plant technology advancement; wind resource and physical site characterization; installation, operations, and maintenance; and supply chain technology solutions—all aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the United States. This work will further DOE’s goal to accelerate the development of offshore wind technologies by supporting fundamental and applied research to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy to successfully compete in regional energy markets. DOE plans to select an administrator for this cooperative, public-private consortium through the Funding Opportunity Announcement. Read the Notice of Intent.