The Columbia Energy Exchange podcast hosted an intriguing discussion about the US Offshore Wind Industry. The guest Jeff Grybowski makes some interesting points about how the cost comparison needs to be on a regional basis and take into consideration the near impossibility of permitting a natural gas or other fossil fuel power plant in the northeast.
U.S. waters off the Atlantic coast are shaping up as a bonanza for offshore wind power, with the federal government having approved 15 tracks of water for development and investment flowing in from overseas. But some say projects may be facing a crosswind as the U.S. government takes a closer look at their impact. In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Jeff Grybowski, until recently the co-CEO of Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and previously the CEO of Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based company that completed the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., a five-turbine project off Block Island in 2016.