Wind Vision Roadmap Updated
May 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2015 Wind Vision explored a scenario in which wind provides 20% of U.S. electricity demand by 2030 and 35% by 2050. The report also includes a Roadmap that describes actions stakeholders can pursue to achieve the vision.
During 2016–2017, DOE sponsored a series of working sessions to gather feedback from nearly 100 stakeholders regarding the Wind Vision Roadmap's status and needs across the vision's topical areas. The working sessions sought to understand the progress to date in addressing Roadmap actions, engage relevant stakeholders, and identify gaps that need to be filled and areas where more effort is needed. In general, session participants found that the actions in the 2015 published Roadmap are comprehensive and appropriate; however, some actions require a stronger response. Additionally, several new actions—beyond those identified in 2015—were suggested. DOE is releasing two new documents resulting from this effort:
- Wind Vision Detailed Roadmap Actions: 2017 Update is an updated version of the 2015 Wind Vision's Appendix M, which expanded on the high-level actions of the Roadmap (Chapter 4) and included explanatory text, describing the actions that would be needed to achieve and reduce the cost of the Wind Vision.
- 2016–2017 Status Assessment and Update on the Wind Vision Roadmap is a workshop report that describes the update effort and topical working sessions that led to the updated Roadmap Actions.