Operation and Maintenance Map of U.S. Offshore Wind Farms

Tyler Stehly, Novita Saraswati, Ashish Dewan, Anne Delmarre

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


According to the National Offshore Wind Strategy, a report by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Interior, offshore wind energy holds the promise of significant environmental and economic benefits for the United States. It is an abundant, low-carbon, domestic energy resource. The United States has started to develop offshore wind farms that could produce energy at low, long-term fixed costs, which can reduce electricity prices and improve energy security by providing a hedge against fossil fuel price volatility. This report gives an overview of different U.S. prospective wind farms, each with varying characteristics and challenges. This report also evaluates different operation and maintenance strategies and their impacts to operation and maintenance key performance indicators on these select wind farms.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages73
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-69036


  • offshore wind
  • operation and maintenance
  • wind energy
  • wind farm


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