Calculating the offshore wind power resource: Robust assessment methods applied to the U.S. Atlantic Coast

B Sheridan, SD Baker, NS Pearre, J Firestone, W Kempton- Renewable Energy, July 2012

► Power potential methodology improves upon existing offshore resource assessments. ► Includes bathymetry delineations based on technology advancements. ► Acknowledges previously unaddressed, potential conflict with commercial shipping. ► Presents previously un-quantified offshore wind potential for Maryland. ► Results are presented in terms useful for energy planners and policy makers.




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