The U.S. Department of Energy is working with Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop an industry-informed road map for the development of new operations and maintenance technologies and processes to enhance the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and performance reliability of operations and maintenance tasks at offshore wind energy sites.

The road map will identify current industry knowledge gaps and emerging technology solutions that are primed for government investment, thereby enabling sustained offshore wind energy deployment through higher confidence in the ability to effectively operate and maintain a growing offshore wind energy fleet in challenging environments. The team will be seeking feedback from relevant industry stakeholders throughout spring 2023.