The NWRC is taking a different approach for offshore wind than for land-based wind. The work on offshore wind is divided into three components:
- Information sharing and collaboration among state policymakers.
- Information dissemination to other stakeholders through the NWRC website, webinars, and newsletters.
- A comprehensive library of offshore-wind-related documents: the Offshore Wind Hub.
Information Sharing and Collaboration among State Policymakers
NWRC’s offshore wind outreach provides state policymakers with the information they need to make sound decisions, as well as to work together across the region to overcome market barriers inhibiting offshore wind development. With the active involvement of the NWRC Steering Committee, the NWRC is developing opportunities for increased multi-state collaboration.
Broader Information Dissemination to Stakeholders
The NWRC Resource Library includes key documents related to offshore wind in the Northeast. Webinars are offered periodically from the NWRC, the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project, and the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative. Some of the webinars disseminate information and results from Europe, where many offshore wind projects have already been installed.
The Offshore Wind Hub
The Offshore Wind Hub provides open access to hundreds of documents related to offshore wind policy, technology, economics, and siting. You can search for documents by state, topic, or key words. The Offshore Wind Hub will ultimately cover all parts of the United States with significant offshore wind resources. Visit the Offshore Wind Hub at www.offshorewindhub.org.