States in the Northeast are making great strides in advancing offshore wind development. Recently:
- Massachusetts state regulators approved the state’s first offshore wind contracts.
- New Jersey Governor Phil Governor Murphy announced the creation of an offshore wind supply chain registry.
- Developers in Rhode Island announced that they’re investing $4.5 million to further the state’s offshore wind industry.
- On a national scale, a new report from the University of Delaware forecast that offshore wind in the US presents a $68.2 billion opportunity.
You can learn more about the technological challenges facing offshore wind and R&D efforts to lower costs and risks in an upcoming CESA webinar on May 9th. CESA Project Director Val Stori will be joined by speakers from NREL and NYSERDA to discuss the Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, a jointly funded US DOE and NYSERDA R&D partnership whose membership includes major project developers, technical consultants, national labs, and four states to accelerate the development and innovation of the US offshore wind industry by removing or reducing technological and supply chain barriers. Read more and register here.