National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium

We prioritize, support, and promote research and development activities that reduce cost and risk of offshore wind development projects throughout the U.S.

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Offshore Wind Energy and Future Power Systems



Job Opportunity: Program Manager, National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium


Registration Now Open! Join us at the National Offshore Wind R&D Symposium on Nov. 9th, 10th, & 12th, 2020


Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 – View Solicitation Materials


NOWRDC Announces Availability Of $9 Million To Advance Offshore Wind Innovation (Solicitation Press Release)

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is a nationally focused, not-for-profit organization collaborating with industry on prioritized R&D activities to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind in the U.S. while maximizing other economic and social benefits.

Solications & Awards

In 2019 on the Consortium’s behalf, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) conducted the first competitive solicitation for R&D projects. PON 4124 closed on December 31, 2019. To date, $17.3 million in project funding has been awarded, with the latest round of awards announced June 4, 2020.
On August 4, 2020, the Consortium announced the availability of $9 million through its Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. The Solicitation has three rounds, each containing multiple Challenge Areas. Submissions are due on September 21, October 5, and October 19, 2020.

Our Mission

The Consortium seeks to fulfill a long-term vision for offshore wind in the U.S. by supporting and promoting R&D activities that remove or reduce technological and supply chain barriers to deployment and lower development risk to investors.

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