The Network’s report Unlocking the Gulf of Mexico’s Offshore Wind Energy Potential addresses the region’s unique potential for offshore wind development. Authored in partnership with GNO Wind Alliance, the report coincides with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) first lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2023.
The report’s detailed examination of the Gulf of Mexico includes key information on the region’s offshore wind supply chain opportunities, associated challenges, and the work being done to address these hurdles. It also provides insight for businesses looking to take advantage of this new frontier for the U.S. offshore wind industry noting the Gulf of Mexico’s robust offshore oil and gas experience and strong supply chain, which has the potential to catapult offshore wind growth in the region. Noting, however, the potential hurdles including extreme weather and low winds that the region must overcome to be successful. Unlocking the Gulf of Mexico’s Offshore Wind Energy Potential provides a snapshot of the distinct opportunity that is offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico.