The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a nonprofit working to accelerate offshore wind development and build a dedicated manufacturing supply chain in the United States, is marking its 10th anniversary by launching a campaign that celebrates the remarkable growth of the American offshore wind industry over the last decade.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind works to unlock opportunities to harness the potential of offshore wind energy and grow America’s domestic supply chain capacity.
What began in 2013 as a small group of Maryland businesses with a shared vision has transformed into a diverse coalition of nearly 600 member groups and businesses working collectively to increase coordination and reduce barriers to offshore wind deployment.
The Network brings together businesses, developers, policymakers, international experts, and economic development agencies to increase coordination and reduce barriers to offshore wind deployment for the benefit of America’s economy, environment, and workforce. From the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, the Network’s annual signature event and the largest offshore wind conference in the Americas, taking place in Baltimore, to creating critical industry products such as the Supply Chain Connect registry, OSW Market Dashboard, and Foundation 2 Blade trainings, the Network is committed to meeting the dynamic needs of a fast-evolving industry.
“Ten years ago, we started the Business Network for Offshore Wind with the shared mission to break down the barriers that have held back the U.S. offshore wind industry for far too long,” said Liz Burdock, President and CEO of Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Today, we are at an inflection point as the market transitions from demonstration to commercialization-at-scale, and we have a visible pipeline of construction-ready projects for the first time. Offshore wind is the tip of the spear for renewable ocean energy — not only can it power our homes and businesses, but it can be the foundation for new technologies, new innovations, and breakthrough climate solutions. As we celebrate the progress we have made, we also have an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come and look forward to the next 10 years because our work is far from complete — we know that working together, a future powered by offshore wind is possible.”
More info www.offshorewindus.org/10th-anniversary