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DOE awards up to $47M each to 3 offshore wind projects

8 May 2014

The Energy Department selected three offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. The projects are located off the coasts of New Jersey, Oregon, and Virginia.

  • Fishermen’s Energy will install five 5-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines approximately three miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. This project will utilize an innovative, US-developed twisted jacket foundation that is simpler and less expensive to manufacture and install than traditional offshore wind foundations.

  • Principle Power will install five 6-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines approximately 18 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon. The US-developed WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundation will be installed in water more than 1,000 feet deep, demonstrating an innovative solution for deep water wind turbine projects and lowering costs by simplifying installation and eliminating the need for highly specialized ships.

  • Dominion Virginia Power will install two 6-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines 26 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, utilizing a US-designed twisted jacket foundation. Dominion’s project will demonstrate installation, operation and maintenance methods for wind turbines located far from shore. Additionally, the Dominion project will install and test a hurricane-resilient design.

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Interesting projects to test various technologies.

Are there any "new" technologies to be tested or is this another case of the technologies being used in Europe not-invented-here?

A training exercise?

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