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  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s Budget for FY 2019, proposed to the U.S. Congress on 12 February, requests USD 30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE), with DOE’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Office witnessing a cut of a little more than 65% compared to the budget enacted for 2017. 

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Today, the Department of Energy announced that it has issued a conditional commitment for a $150 million loan guarantee to the Cape Wind Project, which would be the first commercial-scale offshore wind energy project in the U.S. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said: “Today’s announcement by the Department of Energy represents an important endorsement by […]

  • 14 December 2012

    American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has welcomed DOE’s investment in offshore wind industry. “AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Stonehenge Metals Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) to support joint applications for two major funding opportunities with a combined total value pool of US$3.75m being offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The MOU includes a funding application for US$1.5m, […]

  • 30 May 2016

    United States Senators from the State of New Jersey, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, have responded to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement on Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City Wind Farm (FACW). The project has been granted a no-cost extension until the end of the year to secure a power offtake agreement and continue to receive funding as one […]

  • 1 October 2012

    Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) has announced the receipt of a competitive funding award from the US Department of Energy to deploy the WET-NZ device at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Hawaii. The project involves conducting grid-connected testing of the wave energy converter in Kaneohe Bay. The second generation, ½ scale WET-NZ […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Following the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to award up to $46.7 million of funding to Fishermen’s Energy, the company hopes that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will recognize the importance of its demonstration offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, which could be the first offshore wind farm […]

  • 28 January 2016

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has hired former senior adviser for offshore wind technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Gregory Matzat, to assist in the development of large-scale wind projects. The New York state’s governor Andrew Cuomo recently committed to creating a USD 5 million New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Sierra Club applauds new Energy Department investments in offshore wind projects. The Obama Administration’s Department of Energy announced investments in seven offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf and East Coast. Initially, each project will receive up to $4 million, and three projects could receive as much as $47 million each over four years. […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore crew transfer specialist Rix Sea Shuttle has doubled the passenger capacity of one of its vessels to fulfil a contract at Scotland’s largest wind farm.

  • 4 March 2010
    R&D, Technology

    The White House is seeking more than $12 million in the fiscal 2011 budget for a project to drive down the cost of electricity from shallow…   [mappress] Source: DOE, March 04, 2010;

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Department of Energy decided to terminate the negotiations over the USD 1 million grant awarded to Ocean Power Technologies. The company accepted the decision without protest. The grant was awarded last year as part of Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement programme aiming to improve materials, manufacturability, and durability of the float and spar. […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Energy Department held a live webcast titled “Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind−Market, Manufacturing, & Jobs” on Wednesday, November 19.  Bruce Hamilton from Navigant Consulting Inc. presented Offshore Wind Market Report. This presentation summarized the third annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market, which includes developments in the offshore wind technology sector and the global development […]

  • 18 March 2013

    Proponents of the Cape Wind project have submitted a petition signed by nearly 1,200 people, supporting a Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee for the project. Cape Wind Now reported about this on its blog: From California to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod, nearly 1,200 people joined together over the past week to  voice their […]

  • 11 December 2015

    The University of Maine has released the following video after the announcement that the U.S. offshore wind project New England Aqua Ventus I will receive an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): The newly awarded funding will help complete the engineering and planning work, and approach financial close. New England/Maine Aqua Ventus is […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    A wave energy park proposed to be developed off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon, has been cancelled due to financial issues. Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) agreed in principle on March 28, 2014 to proceed with a termination by mutual agreement of the company’s contract with the DOE covering […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a loan program to lend its LiDAR buoys to qualified parties to acquire wind resource characterization data in areas of interest for offshore wind energy development. DOE currently owns two AXYS WindSentinel buoys that collect meteorological and oceanographic data to support resource characterization for offshore wind energy. In […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    On August 31, Fabricom completed the Offshore Wind Modification Services for the Princess Amaliawindpark. All 60 wind turbines have been provided with a bearing package, which consists of 2 steel supports, a rubber bearing, a top and bottom plate. The steel supports have been welded to the inside of the foundation of the wind turbines. […]

  • 13 September 2015

    For the Dutch and Belgian viewers: Chevalier Floatels will be in the Dutch television program ‘Doe maar duurzaam’ (‘Be renewable’) this Sunday September 13th at 13:00 CET on RTL7. In the program ‘Doe maar duurzaam’ is shown what accommodation for workers offshore looks like. The accommodation needs not only to be safe, but also be […]

  • 28 April 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Wave Energy Prize competition with a prize purse totaling more than $2 million available for top ranking teams. In a keynote presentation yesterday during the joint opening session of the annual National Hydropower Association and International Marine Renewable Energy Conferences, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    With the UK referendum result to leave the European Union, along came reactions discussing effects of the country’s move, including those from the offshore wind sector, where the UK is at the forefront. According to BVG Associates’ Director, Bruce Valpy, the implications for the UK as a whole will be known after the exit negations, which could take at least […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue a funding opportunity announcement entitled “U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium” in December 2017.

  • 14 March 2014

    The Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition (SECWC) will lead the efforts for a U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Regional Resource Center (RRC) focusing on the Southeastern states. As one of six new Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers recently announced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Southeastern RRC will work to advance the wind industry […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The federal loan guarantee for the Cape Wind offshore wind farm is still being contemplated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Cape Cod Times writes. The U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has confirmed that the case targeting a USD 500 million loan is “under active development”, but its outcome remains unknown. However, the […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the development of a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that can help boost offshore wind turbine outputs to beyond 10MW.