America’s new energy opportunity

The United States has a vast offshore wind resource, which has the potential to contribute up to four times the generating capacity of the current U.S. electrical system.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s report, 20 percent Wind Energy by 2030, found that offshore wind capacity could provide 22 gigawatts (GW) of the 300 GW needed to deliver 20 percent of the nation’s electricity from wind energy by 2030.

Offshore wind energy has significant job-creation potential, proven environmental benefits, and close proximity to demand. As a result, it has attracted developers to pursue projects along the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and Great Lakes. Continued and expanding commitment from states, the federal government, and environmental organizations bolsters the prospects for the offshore wind industry. 

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Looking Ahead 

Industry experts and analysts believe that the U.S. offshore wind industry is well positioned for significant growth. The high potential for the burgeoning offshore segment of the wind energy industry in the United States makes the case for continued focus and investment.

Get involved: Join the AWEA Offshore Wind Committee 

The AWEA Offshore Wind Committee is composed of offshore wind developers, OEMs and other supply chain companies, environmental and other consultants, law firms, and advocates engaged in activities that are helping to launch the offshore wind industry in the United States. 

Join today to keep up to date on the latest information on the U.S. offshore wind industry and participate in activities that develop regulatory and legislative policies that affect the development of this industry. Your input is critical to this process.  

The AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts, making it the largest and most successful gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States.