Jobs and Growth
Development of the offshore wind industry in the U.S. has great potential to create a large manufacturing sector that can add billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and employ tens of thousands of highly-skilled, local workers.
Using simple, elegant, and proven mechanical technology, offshore wind is a leader in low-risk, large-scale energy production.
With wind as the fuel, offshore wind farms produce no pollution as their blades turn with the breeze.
Welcome to the Offshore Wind Development Coalition
The Offshore Wind Development Coalition (or OffshoreWindDC) is a group of businesses advocating for federal policy initiatives promoting the development of offshore wind farms. These wind farms generate clean, renewable energy and, at utility scale, can each provide enough power to meet the electricity needs of more than 100,000 homes a year.
OffshoreWindDC was founded in 2010 by seven offshore wind developers, along with our affiliate, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Supply chain businesses associated with the offshore wind industry are encouraged to join. Our membership base includes turbine manufacturers, cable suppliers, vessel operators, marine installation companies, resource assessment and geotechnical and geophysical firms, environmental and permitting consultants, and law firms.
OffshoreWindDC in the News
Follow along with the Offshore Wind Development Coalition as we make the case for offshore wind in the media.Read more »
Our Point of View
Read about our top policy priorities, from a long-term Investment Tax Credit to faster, more efficient permitting at the Interior Department to regulations fair to offshore wind from the Coast GuardRead more »
Offshore Wind Statistics
While not a single wind turbine has been installed in U.S. waters, European developers have been successfully building and operating offshore wind farms for over 20 years. See the latest statistics from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).Read more »