On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will allocate $18.5 million in funding to develop an offshore wind research and development consortium. Described in the DOE press release as a “cooperative private-public innovation hub,” the consortium will address a variety of offshore wind-related topics, including wind plant technology advancement,
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a Notice of Intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA. Please review the notice below and contact Adrienne at the Network if you have any questions on how to apply, or click here for more information.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The State of New York identifies in this document an area in the Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island that, based on the State’s extensive and thorough compilation and analysis of scientific, stakeholder, and analytical data, is the most desirable for future offshore wind development . The State requests that the Bureau of
Orono, Maine – ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “UMaine is pleased that
By Stephen Markham Spatial planning of offshore resources will be essential for the development of the continental shelf on the East Coast of the U.S. Industries with interests in fishing, shipping, and defense all are vying for a limited amount of space, thus the delineation of boundaries and the permitting processes surrounding them will be
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced a solicitation for Proposed Safety and Technology Verification Research Projects on July 26, 2017. The projects are related to renewable energy in the Outer Continental Shelf. A white paper less than 5 pages discussing the details of the topic are due August 25, 2017. Any questions must be submitted by August 7, 2017.
A panel led by RenewableUK representative Emma Pinchbeck discussed the importance of technology developments in reducing the cost of offshore wind during the June Offshore Wind Energy Conference in London. Raul Gil of Prysmian Group began by explaining that investment in offshore wind technology is influenced by economies of scale. By utilizing larger size projects,
Earlier this month, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) held three public information sessions to educate New Yorkers about New York State’s Offshore Wind Master Plan. The sessions come on the heels of Gov. Cuomo’s pledge to receive 50 percent of State electricity from renewable energy sources—and 2.4 GW of offshore wind
According to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the greatest opportunities for OSW energy are in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.* While many coastal areas have high wind resources, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic also possess shallow water depths that “allow for more cost-effective construction with currently available wind turbine platform technology.” The shallow water depths