The U.S. offshore wind industry develops now! It is no longer just a vision in the distant future. The first GE 6MW turbine was installed in Atlantic waters in early August. Starting this month, the United States will have its first offshore wind project generating clean energy off the coast of Rhode Island.
The commencement of the U.S. offshore wind pipeline has also been established with the enactment of the Massachusetts Energy Diversity Act (H.4568). With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. offshore wind pipeline – 1600 MW over the next ten years – has been positioned. This landmark legislation creates the demand required for businesses to make investments in the emerging U.S. offshore wind market, which will provide numerous supply chain opportunities and thousands of jobs.