The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) held its virtual Peer Review August 2–5, 2021. The purpose of the Peer Review is to evaluate projects funded by DOE to assess their contribution to the mission and goals of the office, track progress against stated objectives, and assess the office’s overall management and performance.

Approximately 90% of the projects in WETO’s Fiscal Year 2019–2020 research and development portfolio were publicly presented and systematically reviewed by external subject-matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies. The 2021 Peer Review included two parallel tracks across 10 focus areas:

1. Analysis and Modeling

2. Atmospheric Science

3. Distributed Wind

4. Environmental Research

5. Grid Integration

6. Materials and Manufacturing

7. Offshore Wind Demonstrations

8. Offshore Wind

9. Regulatory and Siting

10. Stakeholder Engagement and Workforce