Podcast: NREL Researcher Discusses U.S. Offshore Wind Standards Initiative

Nov. 14, 2018

Walt Musial, manager of offshore wind at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), recently provided an interview for the Business Network for Offshore Wind's Offshore Wind Insider podcast. Musial discussed how the laboratory first became involved in offshore wind, the history of offshore wind technical standards, and the need for U.S.-specific standards and offshore-specific standards. Musial shared his vision for the U.S. Offshore Wind Standards Initiative, described the process, and discussed next steps and how people can get involved. DOE's Wind Energy Technologies Office and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management provide funding for the coordination of the U.S. Offshore Wind Standards Initiative.