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Securing the U.S. Supply Chain for the Wind Energy Industry

Source/Sponsor: 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Creator/Author: 
Wind Energy Technologies Office
Description: 

The Wind Energy Supply Chain Deep Dive Assessment finds that the U.S. wind supply chain is nascent for offshore wind and mature for land-based wind, but U.S. competitiveness is declining in key wind turbine components. Continued decarbonization of the U.S. grid and economy with domestically supplied wind technology will require innovation to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness; investment in logistics and infrastructure, such as offshore wind ports and vessels; and policies to provide a strong and stable demand signal to support accelerated investment in the wind supply chain.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022
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Mapping Atmospheric Mysteries

Source/Sponsor: 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Creator/Author: 
Wind Energy Technologies Office
Description: 

Drought conditions in Oklahoma are getting worse. Even minor drought can stress crops, delay germination, and shrink water supplies. Oklahoma might not have enough water, but it has plenty of wind, and its wind farms are booming.

Now, a massive data collection effort funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office could help wind farms across Oklahoma—and the world—increase their energy production with a few strategic moves. Launching March 2022, the American WAKE experiment (or AWAKEN, for short) will capture precise data on how winds shift as they travel from one wind turbine to another or from one wind plant to another. This atmospheric map could help developers adapt their wind plant designs to produce more energy from the same winds, increase profits, and, eventually, reduce electricity prices for consumers.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, February 25, 2022
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Offshore Wind Energy Strategies Report January 2022

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy
Description: 

Regional and national strategies to accelerate and maximize the effectiveness, reliability, and sustainability of U.S. offshore wind energy deployment and operation.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
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Offshore Wind Energy Strategies Report January 2022

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy
Description: 

Regional and national strategies to accelerate and maximize the effectiveness, reliability, and sustainability of U.S. offshore wind energy deployment and operation.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
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Offshore Wind Energy Strategies Report January 2022

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy
Description: 

Regional and national strategies to accelerate and maximize the effectiveness, reliability, and sustainability of U.S. offshore wind energy deployment and operation.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
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National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium Announces New Projects Selected for Funding

Source/Sponsor: 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Creator/Author: 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Description: 

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), which was established with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has selected six new projects to receive a total of $3.4 million for supply chain efficiency, asset monitoring, and inspection.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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BOEM and NOAA Announce Interagency Collaboration to Advance Offshore Wind Energy

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
DOC, NOAA, DOI, BOEM
Description: 

Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and NOAA signed an interagency memorandum in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ambitious offshore wind energy goals to advance wind energy responsibly while protecting biodiversity and promoting cooperative ocean use. Offshore wind energy development plays an important role in how the U.S. is leading the charge to combat the climate crisis and build a clean energy economy and climate-ready nation.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Bill H.4348 - An Act advancing offshore wind and clean energy

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Source/Sponsor: 
House of Representatives
Creator/Author: 
JEFFREY N. ROY
Description: 

An Act to expand offshore wind development in the Commonwealth.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2022
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Extreme wind shear eventsin US offshore wind energy areas and the role of induced stratification

Source/Sponsor: 
EAWE
Creator/Author: 
Mithu Debnath, Paula Doubrawa, Mike Optis, Patrick Hawbecker, and Nicola Bodini
Description: 

As the offshore wind industry emerges on the US East Coast, a comprehensive understanding of the wind resource – particularly extreme events – is vital to the industry's success. Such understanding has been hindered by a lack of publicly available wind profile observations in offshore wind energy areas. However, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently funded the deployment of two floating lidars within two current lease areas off the coast of New Jersey. These floating lidars provide publicly available wind speed data from 20 to 200m height with a 20m vertical resolution.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Diagnosis of damaged tendons on a 10 MW multibody floating offshore wind turbine platform via a response-only functional model based method

Source/Sponsor: 
Elsevier
Creator/Author: 
Christos S. Sakaris, Musa Bashir, Yang Yang, Constantine Michailides, Jin Wang, John S. Sakellariou
Description: 

The problem of damaged tendon diagnosis (damage detection, damaged tendon identification and damage precise quantification) in a new multibody offshore platform supporting a 10 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) is investigated for the first time in this study. Successful operation of the multibody FOWT depends on the integrity of its tendons connecting the upper and lower tanks of the platform. Thus, early diagnosis of the damaged tendons is of high importance and it is achieved through a vibration-based methodology. Damage detection is accomplished based on the detection of changes in the vibration response power spectral density, while damaged tendon identification and damage precise quantification are accomplished through the Functional Model Based Method (FMBM). The FMBM is appropriately formulated in this study to operate with only vibration response signals. The employed vibration responses under healthy and damaged states of the FOWT platform are obtained from a numerical model describing the platform’s dynamics.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2021
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