Our topic for this episode is Technical Standards for Offshore Wind, and our guest is Walt Musial, Manager of Offshore Wind at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL.
Walt was in Washington, D.C. recently to chair a meeting of the Offshore Wind Technical Advisory Panel, which is where we caught up for this interview. We begin by discussing how Walt and NREL first started getting involved in offshore wind, and then we get into the history of offshore wind technical standards. We discuss the need for U.S.-specific standards and offshore-specific standards. Walt shares his vision for the U.S. Offshore Wind Standards Initiative, describes the process that’s in place, and we close by discussing next steps and how people can get involved.
Show references include:
- Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices (OCRP) 2012
- 2019 International Partnering Forum (IPF)
Recorded October 17, 2018. Published October 18, 2018.