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

11John-S-ConnorJohn S.Connor Realizes Business From Offshore Wind Logistics
Tying up at a berth in Baltimore harbor in June, the M.V. Ocean Discovery became a modest display of emerging business opportunities in Maryland’s offshore wind sector.

The British-flagged, 285-foot, geotechnical survey vessel was en route from Europe to waters off Ocean City to begin researching locations along the ocean floor that could best support wind turbines; but first, it needed to stop in Baltimore. Read the full story.


11Screen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-6.21.31-PMAn Introduction to Wind Incentives in the U.S. Tax Law
To many, the U.S. tax law is a lot like the wizard in The Wizard of Oz: Its mysteries seem unsolvable, and its power seems overwhelming. But as we know, there’s really just a regular guy behind the curtain, and with some rational discussion we can all understand his powers and his limitations. So let’s explore two of the major elements of U.S. federal tax policy for creating wind energy projects. Read the full story.


111Screen-Shot-2015-07-14-at-6.24.23-PMNetwork Delegation Visits the National Wind Technology Center (NTWC) in ColoradoJim Baeder, chair of the Innovations and Commercialization Committee, led a delegation of 15 academics and business people that visited nWTC on June 30th and July 1st. Read the full story.


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.


Announcements

HR Wallingford LogoTwo-week offshore renewable energy summer school August 3-14 2015. Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK
The offshore renewable energy summer school is a two-week IMarEST accredited course hosted by HR Wallingford and is delivered at the end of year one of the Edinburgh / Strathclyde / Exeter Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) programme. The first summer school in this series was held at HR Wallingford in 2012, attended by post graduate students from the IDCORE programme. From 2013, the course has been open to bookings from other students and professionals with the added flexibility of attending either the full course, or selected modules. The summer school is designed to deliver an industry focused course that aims to expand and sustain a community of high-quality staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry. Read more.


International Partnering Forum
International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
More than 250 industry executives will attend the 2015 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum Stronger Together on 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 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. Learn more


11Aeolus-Systems-logo_webAeolus Energy Servicing recently recognized as Small Business of the Year – Members of Southern Maryland’s business community gathered June 12 in Waldorf to honor leaders and businesses that help spur economic growth in the region. Read more.


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


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Finally! Offshore wind construction in the US


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

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