US Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Calls for Project Proposals

The U.S. National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium is inviting proposals to fund projects that support offshore wind innovation for the local market.

This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) seeks to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) for offshore wind in the U.S.

Proposals should focus on new solutions that remove barriers and address issues essential for cost reduction, deployment, and industry growth specific to offshore wind regions in the states.

Additionally, the consortium seeks proposals that demonstrate technology with high potential for replicability, providing a feasible path to commercialization that delivers benefits to multiple categories of end-users.

In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a USD 18.5 million funding to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the establishment of the R&D consortium.

The consortium’s goal is to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that reduce LCoE for offshore wind in the U.S., remove risk and other barriers to implementation and support the growth of local offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain.

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