The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is working to support the Administration's interagency goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind (OSW) by 2030 and 15GW of floating OSW by 2035, as well as future deployment to ramp up to 110+ GW in 2050 and beyond. 

The development of strategic and equitable OSW transmission will allow wind resources to be captured off the coasts of the United States and delivered to communities as clean, reliable power. To achieve these goals, proactive transmission planning and development will be needed.

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  • Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Convening Series
  • Action Plan for Offshore Wind Transmission Development in the U.S. Atlantic Region
  • Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
  • Atlantic Offshore Wind Study
  • West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Convening Series
  • West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Study
  • West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Literature Review and Gaps Analysis

Gulf Coast

Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Transmission Literature Review and Gaps Analysis: In 2023, DOE contracted with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to perform a literature review and gaps analysis that summarizes study and research work to data on offshore transmission development in the Gulf of Mexico region. This analysis will be inclusive of grid-, hydrogen-, and hybrid-related studies completed to date that are relevant to the region, including from the global context.

Graphic representing offshore wind transmission components
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For additional questions, contact the team at OSWtransmission@hq.doe.gov.

To learn more about GDO’s funding and financing programs made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, see the Grid and Transmission Program Conductor.