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September 15, 2022

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West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Literature Review and Gaps Analysis

DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will conduct a literature review of West Coast offshore wind transmission research to date, covering potential interconnections along California, Oregon, and Washington coastlines.

September 15, 2022

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DOE and BOEM Announce Additional Funding for Sustainable Development of Offshore Wind on the West Coast

DOE Announces $1.6 million for a jointly funded project supporting the coexistence of offshore wind with bats on the West Coast.

September 15, 2022

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New Wind Resource Assessment Finds 2.8 Terawatts of Floating Offshore Wind Energy Potential

Floating offshore wind potential offers more than two times the energy equivalent of annual U.S. electricity consumption, even after accounting for relative technical suitability in support of responsible offshore wind energy deployment.

September 15, 2022

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DOE Launches West Coast Ports Strategy Study

An NREL study will outline a strategic network of U.S. West Coast ports and port infrastructure upgrades that could collaboratively unlock the potential of commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy technology deployment.

September 15, 2022

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National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium Announces New Projects Selected for Funding

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), which was established with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has selected five new projects to receive a total of $3.5 million for ocean coexistence and transmission.

September 15, 2022

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DOE Launches Floating Offshore Wind Farm Design Project

By developing a design toolset and reference designs for large-scale U.S. floating offshore wind farms, the Floating Offshore Wind Array Design project will inform design decisions and help ensure cost-efficient and responsible deployment.

September 12, 2022

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DOE Launches Prize to Accelerate Domestic Supply Chains for Floating Offshore Wind Energy

The FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize, a $5.75-million competition, is designed to help develop a domestic supply chain and accelerate market readiness of floating offshore wind energy designs in the United States.

August 25, 2022

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Grand Challenges to Close the Gaps in Offshore Wind Energy Research

In a collaborative study published in Wind Energy Science, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory named the three major offshore wind energy challenges and laid out future approaches needed to meet them.

August 24, 2022

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Meet Electrical Engineer Bharat Vyakaranam

Bharat contributes to the Atlantic Offshore Wind Integration Study which focuses on the reliability and resilience of wind in the power system.

August 24, 2022

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New Tool Documents Available Technologies for Monitoring and Mitigating Effects of Wind Development

Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) was established with a primary objective to facilitate international collaboration and advance global understanding of potential environmental effects of wind energy.