New Report Quantifies Offshore Wind’s Impact on a Future Northeast Power System

Jan. 30, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a report that quantifies the potential impact of offshore wind on a near-future electricity system in the U.S. Northeast. This study analyzes the Northeast power system in 2024 for scenarios with up to 7 gigawatts of offshore wind. Read the report to learn about offshore wind’s potential impacts on generation dispatch, curtailment, transmission congestion, capacity credits, locational marginal prices, and production cost savings in the Northeastern United States.