Along our Atlantic coastline lies an energy resource with the power to create unparalleled job growth and economic transformation—offshore wind. We are dedicated to building a business network that will usher the U.S. into the offshore wind market. We empower our members with the education, tools, and connections necessary to participate in the creation of a booming new industry.

Spotlight on the Network

LEEDCo to use New Foundation Design for Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has announced that the Icebreaker offshore wind project planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie will utilize an innovative foundation design developed in Europe.  Mono Bucket foundations, developed by Denmark-based Universal Foundation, will significantly reduce installation costs for the pilot project compared to the modified monopile concept LEEDCo developed in 2013.

Executive Director Liz Burdock is leading a U.S. Network contingent at the Global Offshore Wind 2015 event at Renewable U.K.  Stay tuned for a report. Click here to view the event.

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Announcements

AEOLUS energy servicesAeolus Energy Servicing was recently recognized as Small Business of the Year. June 12, 2015 | Members of Southern Maryland’s business   community gathered Wednesday night at the Jaycees center in Waldorf to honor leaders and businesses that help spur economic growth in the region. Read more.


Update on U.S. Wind’s Maryland Offshore Wind Farm


International Partnering Forum | More than 250 top level industry executives will attend the 2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum Stronger Together scheduled for September 27-28th at Baltimore’s Pier V Hotel.

The Forum injects U.S. innovation into the global offshore wind dialogue, while highlighting European expertise. The event sparks ideas, offers a different approach and presents unique perspectives on planning, constructing, and maintaining an offshore wind project. It delivers multiple opportunities for personal networking, connecting businesses to implement these new ideas through Windmatch sessions, a chance for individuals to sit down one-on-one with other leaders in the industry. Find more information here.


Finally! Offshore wind construction in the US


Our “Accelerate” Webinar Series is Revving Up! Join us June 24th at 10:00 a.m. as we kick off our Accelerate webinar series with Wind, Water and Waves: The Titan Offshore Platform for Integrated Ocean Energy and Freshwater Production. Registration information.


International Workshop on Life-Cycle Costing of Offshore Wind Turbines and Farms|October 1, 2015 at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Read more.


Energy Department Seeking Offshore Wind Feedback
The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s National Offshore Wind Strategy report released in 2011. Read more.

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