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Conclusions

  • Rahmatallah Poudineh
  • Craig Brown
  • Benjamin Foley
Chapter

Abstract

The offshore wind industry is approaching three decades of existence. Although the industry has shown significant achievements in cost reductions in recent years, it is poised to be a policy-driven industry for the foreseeable future, particularly in nascent markets outside of Europe. The key factors to the growth and maturity of the offshore wind industry are reaching grid parity and phasing out subsidies, dealing with issues of wind power intermittency through power system flexibility and improving public acceptance. Therefore, it is important that policies to promote offshore wind encompass a wide range of considerations.

Keywords

Offshore wind power Policy design Competition-based support policies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahmatallah Poudineh
    • 1
  • Craig Brown
    • 1
  • Benjamin Foley
    • 2
  1. 1.The Oxford Institute for Energy StudiesOxfordUK
  2. 2.Keystone Engineering Inc.New OrleansUSA

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