Providing funding for research directly applicable to offshore wind development.

Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0
(Via NYSERDA PON 4476)


NOWRDC expects to announce awards by early 2021.
The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for offshore wind in the United States. The NOWRDC is a nationally focused, independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, dedicated to supporting industry-led research and development activities that will remove barriers to implementation of offshore wind in all U.S. wind regions. In addition, three states (Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia) offer cost share programs for applicants from those states.
Proposals should focus on new solutions that remove barriers and address issues essential for cost reduction, deployment, and industry growth specific to offshore wind regions of the U.S. Proposals should demonstrate technology with high potential for replicability, providing a feasible path to commercialization that delivers benefits to multiple categories of end-users. The NOWRDC’s goal is to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that reduce LCOE for offshore wind in the United States, remove risk and other barriers to implementation, and support the growth of U.S.-based offshore wind manufacturing and the supply chain.

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submissions due by

Round 1: September 21, 2020
Round 2: October 5, 2020
Round 3: October 19, 2020

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