This “An Action Plan for Offshore Wind Transmission Development in the US Atlantic Region” was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Deployment Office (GDO), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This is an interim draft published in September 2023 and the final publication is pending completion of the Atlantic offshore wind transmission study

The Atlantic Coast has kick-started the industry with 42 MW of offshore wind already installed and two commercial-scale projects in development. State-level clean energy policies are driving a total project pipeline exceeding 40 GW for the Atlantic Coast region. In 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced an inter-agency goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030—which would unlock a pathway to 110 GW by 2050—to strengthen the domestic supply chain, create jobs, and reduce carbon emissions while building toward a clean energy future. To realize the enormous potential of the United States’ offshore wind, it is imperative to address current and anticipated transmission challenges affecting delivery of this power to the grid.

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