U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Water Power Program
Request for Information on Offshore Wind and Marine and Hydrokinetic Resources
August 2, 2012
The Wind and Water Power Program announced a Request for Information (RFI) on offshore wind energy and marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) resources to support deployment of offshore wind and MHK technologies. The purpose of this RFI is to gain input from industry, academia, local, state, and federal government agencies and other stakeholders that can be used to help inform future strategic considerations and inform the Program’s research and development portfolio.
For offshore wind, the Program is seeking comments regarding research and observation activities and partnerships for offshore wind energy resource characterization to complement, augment or expand upon ongoing and planned offshore wind meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data activities. For MHK, the Program is seeking comments on the advancement of wave and tidal resource characterization and data gathering for characterization of far-field hydrological and wave environment interactions with MHK energy devices.
Read more about the RFI — Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data.