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Offshore wind will need major investments in transmission, supply chain, reports say

January 30, 2023

Achieving the aggressive offshore wind power goals of the federal government and individual states will require billions of dollars in spending on transmission infrastructure, “unprecedented” cooperation between grid operators and federal and state agencies and would be aided by major buildout of a domestic supply chain, per a pair of recent reports. Coastal states across the country, from California to Louisiana to Maine, are pushing for offshore wind projects, but the reports see potential bottlenecks looming, both in the supply chain to build and install turbines as well as in the ability to bring the electricity ashore.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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