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Closed for Applications: Innovations in Offshore Wind – Solicitation 3.0

UPDATE: Awards will be announced in late April 2024.

Background on Solicitation 3.0:  

NOWRDC’s Solicitation 3.0 partners U.S. states (Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey) with InnovateUK to leverage funding and solicit collaborative proposals. Projects formed in response to this solicitation must contain both a US-led scope and a UK-led scope, funded by NOWRDC and InnovateUK, respectively.

The following challenge areas are included in Solicitation 3.0:
  • Solutions to facilitate offshore wind resiliency and transmission coordination, including:
    • Development and demonstration of solutions that improve offshore wind power reliability
    • Development and demonstration of innovations in coordinated transmission solutions that optimize efficiency across multiple large projects, minimize environmental impacts, and conform to onshore grid constraints 
    • Development and demonstration of solutions for integration of long duration energy storage with offshore wind
  • Operations and maintenance (O&M) systems development, including:
    • Technologies and strategies that advance the effectiveness, cost efficiency, and safety of O&M
    • Technologies and strategies that advance O&M supply chain development and flexibility
  • Innovation to facilitate ocean area coexistence with the marine biosphere, including:
    • Technology concepts that reduce offshore development and operational impacts on the marine biosphere

Previous NOWRDC Solicitations

NOWRDC to date has held 3 competitive solicitations, resulting in 52 projects across a range of offshore wind technical challenge areas. To view our full project portfolio, visit our project database here.
NOWRDC’s most recent Solicitation 2.0 resulted in 11 project awards and approximately $7 million in project funding. These projects are focused on developing the U.S. offshore wind supply chain, improving asset monitoring and inspection, facilitating ocean area coexistence, and advancing transmission.
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