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October 13, 2021

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DOE Report Helps Improve Understanding of Offshore Wind Transmission

This DOE literature review summarizes publicly available transmission analyses on the Atlantic Coast, as well as gaps in such analyses, in order to improve understanding of offshore wind transmission options.

October 13, 2021

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DOE Announces $13.5 Million for Sustainable Development of Offshore Wind

Four Projects Will Support Environmental Monitoring and Advance Federal Goal to Deploy 30 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind by 2030

October 13, 2021

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National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium Hits Full Stride

The NOWRDC supports research to accelerate the U.S. offshore wind energy industry. Now, with 40 offshore wind R&D awards issued—totaling $28.3 million across 25 states—the organization is driving critical innovation in U.S. offshore wind.

October 13, 2021

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The Future of Offshore Wind Is Big—Literally

As wind turbines and plant sizes grow, is there a point at which costs plateau? Researchers analyze the avg cost per megawatt to develop and maintain offshore wind plants—and how these could change if trends toward larger turbines and plants continue.