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



NOWRDC Announces Offshore Wind Supply Chain Roadmap Project


White House’s Offshore Wind Roundtable March 29, 2021


Updated NOWRDC Solicitation Awardee Summary


NOWRDC Solicitation Announcement – Awardees for Rounds 2 & 3 Announced


Missed the National Offshore Wind R&D Symposium? Watch presentations and keynote speeches on demand on our event website now!

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 its Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. The Solicitation had three rounds, each containing multiple Challenge Areas. In March 2021, the Consortium completed its announcement of 20 awards, totaling approximately $11 million. For the full list of awards, please see here.

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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