Date of publication: 03/28/22.
The Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain report provides a high-level assessment of the demand for deployment, workforce, ports, vessels, and components required to reach the U.S.’s national offshore wind target of 30 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. The report, a collaboration between the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, DNV, the Maryland Energy Administration, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, analyzes all aspects of the offshore wind industry and capacities needed to meet current state and federal targets. It also provides insight on how to tackle the current challenges, including port infrastructure, installation vessel shortages, and manufacturing capabilities. This is the first of two reports as part of the partnership under the 30 GW by 2030: Supply Chain Roadmap for Offshore Wind U.S. grant.