DOE Announces Request for Information for Offshore Wind Demonstration Projects

June 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public on the research, development, and deployment of offshore wind demonstration projects.

DOE's Wind Program is planning a research and development program to stimulate responsible, cost-effective offshore wind energy deployment in coastal and Great Lakes regions of the country. The activities under this program would encompass the following focus areas:

  • Advanced technology demonstration projects that further the industry knowledge base for the benefit of all stakeholders;
  • Research addressing market barriers in order to facilitate deployment and reduce technical challenges facing the entire industry; and
  • Technology research and development that will reduce cost of offshore wind energy through innovation and testing.

Under this RFI, DOE seeks further information specific to advanced technology demonstration projects. It is anticipated that these activities will be carried out via collaborative partnerships with a wide range of eligible organizations. Strong emphasis will be placed on leveraging the activities of complementary programs, resources, and funding opportunities. Of particular interest is information that would assist the Program in targeting its resources on activities with the highest potential for positive impact to the benefit of all stakeholders, including growth of the national knowledge base.

Information must be received by July 14, 2010. For more information, view the full RFI.

The mission of the DOE Wind Program is to focus the passion, ingenuity, and diversity of the nation to enable rapid expansion of clean, affordable, reliable, and domestic wind power to promote national security, economic vitality, and environmental quality. For more information on how DOE works to develop and deploy wind power technologies, see the Wind and Water Power Program's Web site.