Special Initiative on Offshore Wind Articles


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New Report Provides an Offshore Wind Procurement Menu for Delaware

Offshore wind technology has made rapid advancements and the cost of power from offshore wind has dropped dramatically. In response to these decreased costs, coastal states up and down the East Coast have begun purchasing offshore wind power with one notable exception: the state of Delaware. In this report, the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) projects the cost of electricity from offshore wind and finds that cost to be competitive with traditional power sources. The SIOW further provides tailored guidance and options for Delaware if it decides to initiate an offshore wind procurement process to capitalize on the rapidly growing offshore wind industry.

UDaily Story: Offshore Wind Energy Menu

Full Report: Offshore Wind Procurement Options for Delaware

Spreadsheets: Cost Spreadsheets-DE-OSW-Procurement

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Three New Guides Highlight Public Participation Opportunities in State Offshore Wind Development Processes

As the U.S. rapidly moves towards its goal of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, three new guides released today deliver a clear picture of offshore wind regulatory processes in three different states. These new Offshore Wind Public Participation guides for Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, produced by the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) at the University of Delaware, describe how the public has shaped offshore wind siting and planning in all three states and how they can participate moving forward.

Press Release: Offshore Wind Public Participation Guides Released for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey

Full Guides: Offshore Wind Public Participation Guides

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White Paper: Supply Chain Contracting Forecast for U.S. Offshore Wind Power

America’s growing offshore wind power industry — now projected to generate 18.6 GW of clean, cost-effective power in seven states on the Atlantic Seaboard by 2030 — is presenting a nearly $70 billion CAPEX revenue opportunity to businesses in the offshore wind power supply chain over the course of the next decade.

In this white paper, the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) quantifies the extensive supply chain business opportunities this $70 billion CAPEX is creating to build out the U.S. offshore wind sector between now and 2030, with quantification broken down by industry component, by state, and by year through 2030.

Final Report: Supply Chain Contracting Forecast for U.S. Offshore Wind Power

Press Release: Report Details $70 Billion Opportunity for Businesses in Supply Chain

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Report on Offshore Wind in Massachusetts Confirms Outlook for Market Driving Low

The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) released a report on the cost of offshore wind projects for Massachusetts illustrating that a commitment by the state to develop offshore wind (OSW) energy at a scale of 2,000 MW, combined with ongoing technology and industry advances, will lower previously projected costs for the clean energy source as much as 54 percent in the next decade.

Final Report: Massachusetts Offshore Wind Future Cost Study

Press Release: Report on Offshore Wind in Massachusetts Confirms Outlook for Market Driving Low Cost

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U.S. Department of Energy Fund State Efforts to Catalyze Offshore Wind

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded a multi-state project with New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, which will produce a regional roadmap for offshore wind. The roadmap will lay out a cooperative path to develop offshore wind at the large-scale level of deployment needed to achieve economies of scale and establish a regional supply chain with high-quality local jobs.

Media Coverage: Feds Fund State Efforts to Catalyze Offshore Wind

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At White House Summit on Offshore Wind, Feds Assemble Leaders to Chart Offshore Wind’s Future

Declaring offshore wind critical to America’s energy future, the White House convened a group of industry, non-governmental, and governmental leaders to develop supporting strategies for the long-term development of offshore wind energy along all U.S. Coasts.

Fact Sheet: White House Summit on Offshore Wind

Media Coverage: White House Throws Support Behind Offshore Wind, North American Wind Power

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Massachusetts Trade Mission to Denmark

The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind hosted Massachusetts lawmakers in an educational trade mission to Denmark and joined them as they got a first hand look at fully deployed offshore wind turbines that are already generating clean, renewable power for the grid. The trip was organized by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and funded by SIOW.

Trip Itinerary: Trade Mission to Denmark

Media Coverage: Europe proves that clean power is possible in Massachusetts, Tuanton Daily Gazette

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SIOW Partners with New York to Conduct “Offshore Wind Cost Reduction” Study

In collaboration with NYSERDA, the Special Initiative examined the cost trajectory for hypothetical offshore wind energy projects built in the New York Bight, providing a roadmap of key strategic steps New York State can take to reduce costs of offshore wind power over the next decade and support large-scale development of offshore wind.

Final Report: New York Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Study