Course NumberSU-02-206
PDH Hours1
Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy

Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore wind turbines harness the energy of ocean winds and turn it into electricity. Although land-based wind turbines are prevalent in the United States, there are no offshore wind farms in U.S. waters. However, projects are under development in the wind-rich areas of the East Coast, Great Lakes, and Pacific Coast. Offshore wind energy can help meet multiple state and national goals, including reducing energy imports, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, meeting renewable electricity standards, and creating jobs and local business opportunities.

The course summarizes a study conducted by EESI of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms. It discusses issues related to marine foundations and structures, transmission issues unique to offshore power generation, political and regulatory issues and the public’s perceptions of proposed offshore wind farms. This course demonstrates that offshore wind energy has been successfully implemented in other parts of the world and that the potential for wind farms in U.S. waters is favorable.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The basic principles of Offshore Wind Energy
  • Geographic areas in the U.S. that are candidates for wind farms
  • The effects of wind farms on commercial fishing and birds
  • Public concerns about offshore wind farms relating to property values, local economy and jobs

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