U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program

New Reports Chart Offshore Wind's Path Forward

December 19, 2012

As the United States prepares to enter the global offshore wind market, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead? The answer to this question, among many others, is explored in two new reports released December 12 by the Energy Department.

The reports—Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis and U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development—provide detailed assessments of the economic and energy potential of our nation's nascent offshore wind industry. Part of the Department's national offshore wind strategy, these reports are among a suite of tools designed to assist offshore wind project developers and industry stakeholders. For the complete story, see the Energy Blog.