UD & Del Tech join forces to teach OSW skills, March 6, 2024
UD & Del Tech join forces to teach OSW skills, March 6, 2024. First cohort of participants earn certification during the inaugural Delaware Offshore Wind Training Program

The Federal government, Massachusetts, and Maryland team up to fund a training center for offshore wind professionals at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 19, 2024
Government departments, private companies and universities will join a new academic center aimed at training the next generation of offshore wind professionals.

Slides shared with POWER in September, 2023 on the Economic and Workforce Benefits of Offshore Wind.
From Sam Salustro, Vice President of Strategic Communications, Business Network for Offshore Wind.

Slides shared with POWER in September, 2023, on the Economic and Workforce Benefits of Offshore Wind.
From Aaron Roller, Senior Project Officer, Economic Transformation, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).

Sussex Economic Development Action Committee issues a statement in support of an offshore wind project for Delaware. Offshore wind support facilities take off in nearby Maryland and New Jersey.
The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) is united in its support of offshore wind energy and believes now is the time for Delaware to deepen its commitment to this renewable resource. Industry and jobs following offshore wind commitments in other states.

The U.S. East coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse, July 14, 2021.
To address global warming the White House has stated that president Biden’s green energy plan aims to set the US on a course toward achieving “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that each Megawatt (MW) of offshore wind power leads to the creation of 20.7 direct jobs, September, 2010.
Offshore wind power is poised to deliver an essential contribution to a clean, robust, and diversified U.S. energy portfolio.

A 350 MW offshore wind farm would create an average of 4,800 jobs, add $3.6 billion to economy, August 30, 2018.
Harnessing offshore wind energy would triple the number of wind energy jobs in five Atlantic Coast states according to a new economic analysis from the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).

UD team identifies two ideal sites for offshore wind ports in Delaware Bay
The United States offshore wind energy industry is growing, with planned commitments to build 26 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects along the East Coast from now through 2035. This is the clean power equivalent of 26 nuclear power plants, or roughly 10 times the average electric energy used by the entire state of Delaware.

U.S. needs more marshaling ports to keep pace with exploding offshore wind demand, UD study finds, April 12, 2022.
As the United States works to shift more of its power generation to renewable resources, University of Delaware researchers Sara Parkison and Willett Kempton have co-authored a paper in the journal Energy Policy that sheds light into the infrastructure required to meet targets for offshore wind power generation.

US port spend brings offshore wind factories closer, May 19, 2021.
Investments are flowing into US port infrastructure ahead of an offshore wind construction boom but long-term competitiveness will require wider coastal networks, leading industry figures said.

Planned New Jersey wind port will help meet strong demand from a growing offshore industry, December 31, 2020.
Set for 200 acres along the Delaware River, the port will be a staging ground for the manufacture, assembly, storage, and shipment of giant wind turbines.

Maryland’s POWER Act to bring over 12,000 jobs to the state, April 11, 2023.
Maryland has taken a major step forward in its renewable energy goals with the passing of the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources Act, also known as the POWER Act.