Offshore Wind Energy and Future Power Systems
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.
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 had three rounds, each containing multiple Challenge Areas. Proposals for this Solicitation are currently closed. NOWRDC expects to announce awards by early 2021.
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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