The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and the representative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Steven Chu, felt it was time to accelerate the development of offshore wind turbines, and accordingly announced a major national plan to promote offshore wind farms.
The announcement of the key role given to offshore wind energy in the Atlantic Ocean was conducted during the presentation of the strategic plan for the creation of a domestic industry in offshore wind. This technology is seen as crucial by the United States should help them achieve the target set by the Obama administration, which seeks to address – by 2035 – the provision of electricity (80%) from sources energy to low carbon.
The precursor to this policy will support a priority development of transport infrastructure of electricity in the mid-Atlantic region. Initial funding of $50 million and will be released for this purpose.
Furthermore, the launch of this program means that federal agencies undertake to promote a sound development environment, does not collide with other projects that also covet ocean energy.
From a technical standpoint, the national plans to provide assistance for each project. This aims to control costs, provide reliable and efficient technical solutions and to ensure a perfect integration of energy to the grid.
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