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Title: Floating Offshore Wind in Oregon: Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts in Oregon Coastal Counties from Two Future Scenarios

This analysis examines the employment and potential economic impacts of large-scale deployment of offshore wind technology off the coast of Oregon. This analysis examines impacts within the seven Oregon coastal counties: Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry. The impacts highlighted here can be used in county, state, and regional planning discussions and can be scaled to get a general sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other deployment scenarios.
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; M14PG00038
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); US Dept. of the Interior (DOI). Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; economic impacts; GDP; offshore wind; Oregon; Oregon coastal counties; ocean energy; jobs; economic development; wind deployment