Offshore Wind in USA 2018
This is our insights and an overview of the findings from the Expert Mission to the US on offshore wind (OSW). During this mission, a delegation consisting of government representatives and industry experts travelled to New Jersey to meet key stakeholders from the emerging US OSW market.
Abstract from outcome report:
In December 2016 the US’s first commercial OSW farm, Block Island Wind Farm, began generating off Rhode Island. Whilst only small, with a 30 MW capacity, it represents a significant milestone in the development of an OSW industry in the US. After a number of false starts over the last decade, there is growing confidence that Block Island represents the start of a much-anticipated boom in the US OSW market. This is backed by the announcement of OSW-specific targets and incentive mechanisms by many Atlantic coastal states. Pacific states, namely California and Hawaii, are also seriously considering the prospect of future floating OSW projects.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.