August 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' wind energy sector saw record wind capacity under construction or in advanced development in the second quarter of 2019, with its pipeline reaching nearly 42 gigawatts (GW) and a total of 736 megawatts (MW) of new capacity commissioned.
July 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States currently boasts 24 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity under construction, according to the latest preliminary figures from Windpower Intelligence, a 26% increase over the same period a year earlier.
June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The Global Wind Energy Council published its inaugural Global Offshore Wind Report this week, which shows that not only has offshore wind grown at an average of 21% each year since 2013, but that the sector could install an additional 200 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by
May 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
On Tuesday, Rhode Island regulators approved a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DWW REV I, LLC --- a joint venture between Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource --- for the power generated from the 400 megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind project
May 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The American Wind Energy Association has described language in recently-released Defense and Department of the Interior FY 2020 appropriations bills as "redundant" and says it threatens to needlessly delaying the development of the country's offshore wind pipeline.
February 12th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
New England's transmission operator ISO New England reportedly boasts an interconnection queue of 20,000 megawatts (MW) and includes 10,000 MW of offshore wind.
January 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has often come under fire for its outlooks, both short- and long-term, as it has repeatedly under-represented the growing role of renewable energy technologies in the future energy mix, and with its recently-published Annual Energy Outlook 2019 the EIA has once again missed the mark, despite finally recognizing the growing role of large-scale solar.
December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind
October 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Danish offshore wind energy giant Ørsted has entered into an agreement to acquire the Rhode Island-based offshore wind developer behind the 30 megawatt (MW) Block Island offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind, in a move set to be worth $510 million and which will result in the creation of a US offshore wind platform
October 2nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report has outlined how the US state of South Carolina could tap into the growing offshore wind manufacturing and development pipeline to drive economic growth and support an annual average of 847 jobs through to 2035.
September 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Hot on the heels of New Jersey's decision to solicit 1.1 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind capacity, southern cousin Virginia is positioning itself to become the South's first offshore wind giant with a goal of installing at least 2,000 megawatts (MW) in the coming decade
September 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously on Monday to move forward with its expansive offshore wind development plans, opening an application window for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity, the largest single-state solicitation of offshore wind to date in the United States.
September 5th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report has shown that an average-sized offshore wind farm located off the Atlantic Coast of the United States could result in billions in economic benefits and yield thousands of jobs in states such as New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
August 2nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' first large offshore wind farm, the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind project, has scored pricing well below analyst expectations, starting at $74 per MW-hour (MWh) for the first phase of the project and an even more impressive $65/MWh for the project's second phase.
May 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A trio of announcements from the northeast United States has set the country's nascent offshore wind industry ablaze, with Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey combining to make announcements that will support the development of at least 5 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind energy over the next decade
April 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Bay State Wind, the joint venture between two offshore wind farms in the northeast of the United States has announced this week that it will commit to providing over $2 million in grants for research and programs aimed at protecting the region's fisheries and whale populations.
April 5th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Speaking to more than 750 offshore wind industry experts from around the world at the annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney, and representatives from offshore wind energy giant Ørsted committed to building the country's largest offshore wind project.
August 2nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Deepwater Wind, the de facto leading offshore wind developer in the United States, has announced ambitious plans to develop a 144 MW offshore wind farm near Martha's Vineyard that will be equipped with a 40 MWh Tesla battery storage system
July 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan to the Bay State Wind offshore wind farm being developed by DONG Energy and Eversource Energy.
July 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' offshore wind industry is only on its first legs, and it's staying small for the time being, with Dominion Energy announcing this week it will partner with DONG Energy to build a 12 MW offshore project off the coast of Virginia Beach.