DOE Announces National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

Nov. 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is supporting a $41 million national offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry through wind plant technology advancement; wind resource and physical site characterization; and installation, operations, and maintenance and supply chain technology solutions. In 2018, DOE competitively selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as administrator of this consortium. This fall, the R&D Consortium held the first meeting of its board of directors and approved the initial R&D roadmap, which was developed with industry input to identify the greatest challenges and priorities that developers face in reducing costs and risks as they develop offshore wind projects in the United States. See DOE’s new web page for more information about the offshore wind R&D consortium.