On behalf of the US Department of Energy (DOE) under contract number DE-EE0005372, AWS Truepower is conducting a 3-year project entitled National Offshore Wind Energy Resource and Design Data Campaign—Analysis and Collaboration (hereafter, the Project). The objective of the Project is to supplement, facilitate, and enhance on-going multi-agency efforts to develop an integrated national offshore wind energy data network via sustained public-private sector collaboration. Specific goals of this initiative are to:
The results of this effort will produce a comprehensive definition of relevant met-ocean resource assets and needs, accepted modeling approaches, and design standards, together with recommended pathways for meeting offshore wind energy industry data and design certification requirements.
The prime contractor and principal investigator for this DOE-funded initiative is AWS Truepower (www.awstruepower.com).
Two organizations are providing important contributions to this initiative: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (www.nrel.gov) and the Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).