Technology Assessment & Development

New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan Released

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Description: 

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has coordinated on behalf of the State all the work being conducted by New York State agencies in the development of offshore wind resources. As part of its leadership role, NYSERDA spearheaded the development of the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that encourages the development of offshore wind in a manner that is sensitive to environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues while addressing market barriers and aiming to lower costs.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for Alaska

Source/Sponsor: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Creator/Author: 
Paula Doubrawa, George Scott, Walt Musial, Levi Kilcher, Caroline Draxl, and Eric Lantz
Description: 

This report quantifies Alaska’s offshore wind resource capacity while focusing on its unique nature. It is a supplement to the existing U.S. Offshore Wind Resource Assessment, which evaluated the offshore wind resource for all other U.S. states (Musial et al. 2016). Together, these reports provide the foundation for the nation’s offshore wind value proposition. Both studies were developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The analysis presented herein represents the first quantitative evidence of the offshore wind energy potential of Alaska. 

The net energy potential for Alaska is estimated to be 12,087 TWh/year, which is substantially higher than the statewide electricity consumption of approximately 6 TWh/year and higher than the total U.S. consumption of 3,711 TWh/year (U.S. EIA 2017c).

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Publication Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization Report

Source/Sponsor: 
NYSERDA, MassCEC, MADOER, RI Office of Energy Resources, Clean Energy States Alliance
Creator/Author: 
Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC
Description: 

The Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization report identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market. It estimates the scale of potential offshore wind deployment to serve Northeast markets through 2030, given the nature of the offshore wind resource, federal lease opportunities, state policies, regional energy needs, existing electricity generation and planned retirements, and transmission capacity. The report finds that a low regional deployment trajectory could lead to 4,000 megawatts of offshore wind generation by 2030 off the Atlantic coast of the Northeast. A high regional deployment trajectory could lead to nearly 8,000 megawatts, which could power almost four million homes. The report also provides background information on topics ranging from interconnection infrastructure and permitting timelines to electricity markets and relevant public policies.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report Released by DOE

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Description: 
The 2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and is intended to provide offshore wind policymakers, regulators, developers, researchers, engineers, financiers, and supply chain participants, with quantitative information about the offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States and worldwide. 
 
In particular, this report is intended to provide detailed information on the domestic offshore wind industry to provide context to help navigate technical and market barriers and opportunities. The scope of the report covers the status of the 111 operating offshore wind projects in the global fleet through December 31, 2016, and provides the status and analysis on a broader pipeline of 593 projects at some stage of development. In addition, this report provides a wider assessment of domestic developments and events through the second quarter of 2017 to provide a more up-to-date discussion of this dynamically evolving industry.
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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$700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Description: 

A press release announced that the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center awarded $700,000 to nine Massachusetts academic and research institutions for studies related to offshore wind development. "The funding will support three offshore wind research projects to identify industry workforce training and safety requirements; establish a multi-university partnership focused on innovation and driving down costs; and develop a new technique to monitor the structural health of wind blades."

This document is on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center website at: http://www.masscec.com/about-masscec/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-700000-funding-offshore-wind-research

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2016
Resource Type: 
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Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project - Task Force Meeting

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project
Creator/Author: 
Dominion Virginia Power
Description: 

This presentation reviews Virginia's offshore wind background and accomplishments. It addresses VOWTAP project specifics

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Resource Type: 
Presentation
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NYSERDA RFI on MetOcean Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
State of New York
Creator/Author: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Description: 

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from offshore wind energy developers, consultants, financiers, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders on the draft MetOcean Plan (www.nyserda.ny.gov/offshorewind) developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA intends to implement the final MetOcean Plan in 2017 to support and facilitate the development of the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), south of Long Island’s Rockaway Peninsula, off the coast of New York.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of the first wind energy Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a facility to be located in U.S. federal waters.
 
Last year, BOEM awarded a research lease to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia. Today’s action clears the way for the installation and operation of two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines and associated cabling to shore, pending final engineering review of the project. The electricity generated by these turbines could power 3,000 homes. 
 
More information about the project can be found at www.boem.gov/VOWTAP/.
 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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RFI: Supplying New York City with Renewable Power

Source/Sponsor: 
Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Creator/Author: 
Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Description: 

New York City has pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 (80x50), and emissions from city government operations 35 percent by 2025 (35x25). The City is issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking responses from all entities involved in and supporting the renewable energy sector. This RFI is designed to identify new generation capacity rather than existing sources of renewable energy. City government currently spends between $600 million and $650 million per year on its electricity, and could potentially use its purchasing power to catalyze the development of new sources of renewable power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and chart a path to receive 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

This document is available online at: https://mspwvw-dcscpfvp.nyc.gov/CROLPublicFacingWeb/RequestDetail?requestId=20150803002

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2015
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An Offshore Wind Letter to Governor Chris Christie

Source/Sponsor: 
Senator Jim Whelan
Creator/Author: 
Senator Jim Whelan
Description: 

In a letter to Governor Christie, Senators, legislators, organizations, and businesses urge the Governor to incentivize offshore wind development as directed by the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act by requiring the BPU to implement OREC rules.

This document is available online at: http://www.environmentnewjersey.org/news/nje/shore-wind-letter-gov-christie

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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