Explore how our offshore wind energy resources contribute to U.S. economic growth, job creation, and clean, reliable energy for Americans throughout the country.
Offshore Wind Provides Opportunities for Gulf Coast Legacy Energy Workers
Offshore wind will create thousands of jobs for legacy energy workers such as those along the Gulf Coast, as well as offering an abundance of opportunities for the next generation of the ocean industry’s workforce around the country.
Offshore wind energy and recreational fishing thrive together
After four years of operation, it’s clear that the fishing community and offshore wind near Block Island are thriving together. Each offshore wind turbine supports giant shellfish communities, which creates a healthy marine ecosystem.
“Uber drivers” for offshore wind
Seventy-four different occupations are needed to build an offshore wind farm, according to the Workforce Development Institute. Some of these jobs might surprise you, like this “Uber driver” for Rhode Island’s Block Island Wind Farm.
Offshore wind: The next American energy source
Across the Atlantic, Pacific and Great Lakes coasts, offshore wind power is arriving. That means tens of thousands of new jobs, a new American supply chain and abundant clean energy. U.S. offshore wind power is ready to get to work.