Energy Dept releases U.S. Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium FOA

By Paul Dvorak Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will allocate $18.5 million in funding (the FOA or funding opportunity announcement) to develop an offshore wind research and development consortium.
Described in the DOE press release as a “cooperative private-public innovation hub,” the consortium will address a variety of offshore wind-related topics, including wind plant technology advancement, resource and physical site characterization, installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain technology solutions.
Per the FOA, the DOE is seeking “an administrator to establish and lead a voluntary consortium of members committed to shared public and private investment in collaborative

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