Why Offshore Wind

The Opportunity

Proven technology already used around the globe can harness the strong and steady ocean winds off our shores and transform them into clean, cost-effective electricity and transmit that power to where it is needed most. And, by using offshore platform technology proven in the oil and gas industry, we’re able to build wind farms in deep ocean waters many miles offshore, where they are barely visible from land.

Deepwater Wind is proud to be America’s leading offshore wind developer.  The company’s path breaking Block Island Wind Farm will be the first in the nation. Led by a veteran management team with experience in developing complex energy projects worldwide, Deepwater Wind is making offshore wind in America a reality.

Good Jobs

Building an offshore wind industry in the U.S. will create thousands of American jobs. Today, the offshore wind industry in Europe employs nearly 60,000 workers. There are approximately 2,500 wind turbines spinning in the ocean off the coast of Europe today, but none yet in the United States. Developing an offshore wind industry right here in America will increase our nation’s competitiveness in the energy sector, revitalize industrial ports, bolster the manufacturing sector, and create good, high paying, jobs in the years to come.

Strengthening Local Economies

When we generate our own power locally, we create jobs locally. For every project we develop, Deepwater Wind partners with local workers, companies, and experts. To build and operate these complex projects, we need environmental services companies, engineers, scientists, marine biologists, and tradespeople, just to name a few.

Clean Energy

Offshore wind is an excellent source of local, clean, and reliable energy. New technology already used around the globe can harness the strong and steady ocean winds, transform them into clean electricity, and transmit that power where it’s needed through a cable buried deep under the ocean floor.


Throughout the last decade, offshore wind has experienced major technological breakthroughs. Those breakthroughs have greatly lowered the cost of building and servicing these clean energy plants. And, since offshore wind is strongest when energy is needed most—in the middle of the day and early evening—it will help to stabilize electric rates.

Healthy Communities

Traditional power plants burn fossil fuels and emit harmful pollutants. These emissions have significant negative impacts on our environment and public health. Offshore wind is a clean, abundant energy source that will help to displace these dirty fossil fuels, improving the air we breathe and protecting our natural resources.

Responsible Development

As pioneers of the offshore wind industry here in the United States, we take our commitment to be a leader in responsible energy development very seriously. Deepwater Wind ensures that for each project under development, wildlife, the environment, or other users of the ocean won’t be adversely impacted.


To fulfill our commitment to be leaders in responsible development, Deepwater Wind partnered with environmental advocates, conservationists, and scientists to protect endangered whales and other marine mammals during pre-construction and construction activities for all of our projects.

Good Neighbors

Deepwater Wind recognizes the importance of community engagement. We are committed to continued stakeholder engagement during the development, construction, and operations of all of our projects. We work with local government, community groups, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure that our projects are built and operated to maximize benefits and avoid negative impacts.


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