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The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment report, released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In addition to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power, American Clean Power formerly AWEA estimates that developing 30,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind along the east coast could support up to 83,000 jobs.
Offshore wind is an abundant clean energy solution for coastal areas where there is a greater population and demand for energy. According to American Clean Power, US developers plan to bring over 11.0 GW of offshore wind generation online by developing 13 offshore projects by 2026.
EDF Renewables plays a leading role in the emergence of this new industry, taking advantage of our many years experience from onshore projects in order to guarantee an optimal level of operation for our offshore facilities. With four offshore wind projects in France, one in Belgium, two in the United Kingdom and one in Denmark, we have proven our technical skills in marine engineering through successfully installing fixed-bottom, monopile, jacket and gravity based foundations.
Harnessing offshore wind resources presents an enormous opportunity to:
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In 2018, EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies formed a 50/50 joint venture, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC, to co-develop a lease area with the potential of approximately 2,500 MW of offshore wind energy - enough to power close to one million homes. The lease comprises 183,353 acres approximately eight miles off the coast of Atlantic City on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).