Who will fund the US offshore wind market …and how?
- May 31, 2018 3:32 pm GMTMay 31, 2018 3:32 pm GMT
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After a long and haphazard run-up, the US offshore wind industry finally seems poised to take off. US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s endorsement of the sector in April 20181 was perhaps most promising sign so far of a significant project pipeline to come. And as project developers finally get down to business, one of the big questions is: who will fund their efforts? While most experts agree that there should be no shortage of takers, it is still unclear exactly who will be stepping forward and what kinds of deals will be done.
Against this backdrop, and as a prelude to the June 2018 US Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in Boston, this white paper surveys some of the main features and issues within the US offshore wind financing landscape.