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.
Technology Assessment & Development
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).
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.
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
This presentation reviews Virginia's offshore wind background and accomplishments. It addresses VOWTAP project specifics
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.
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
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