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The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, which receives funding support from DOE's Wind Energy Technologies Office, has announced release of its first Request for Proposals (RFP) and the addition of new members. Offshore wind is an important part of DOE's all of the above strategy to ensure a secure, reliable, resilient, affordable, and enduring supply of American energy supporting early-stage research and development.

The Consortium's RFP is related to offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants; reducing the costs of turbine support structures (e.g. foundations); developing innovative mooring and anchoring technologies for floating wind; and reducing the cost and risk associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity from offshore wind.

The Consortium has also added six new members with representation on the Consortium's Board of Directors. New members include state agencies of Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia, who have joined New York in pledged funding and other state resources to support offshore wind R&D.

Learn more on DOE's National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium web page.