A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States

US Department of Energy (DOE)
US Department of Energy (DOE); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)

The report outlines strategic actions the US Department of Energy (DOE) will pursue to support the development of commercial offshore wind development through its Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative. The strategy aims to achieve 54 GW of deployed offshore wind generating capacity by 2030, at a cost of energy of $0.07 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with an interim scenario of 10 GW of capacity deployed by 2020, at a cost of energy of $0.10/kWh. The OSWInD focusses on technology development, market barrier removal, and advanced technology demonstration.

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2011
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