Shoring Up Wind Energy

Spring 2024

Researchers from Johns Hopkins’ Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) and Morgan State University are teaming up with the State of Maryland’s Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to establish the state’s presence in a new national center supporting offshore wind energy.

The effort—established through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)—aims to expand the local offshore wind industry and provide greater opportunities for Maryland residents and businesses to participate in the growing clean energy economy.

“By being a member of this new national center, MEA, Hopkins, and Morgan State are announcing that we are in it for the long haul to make the energy transition work with offshore wind in Maryland,” says Ben Schafer, director of ROSEI and a professor of civil and systems engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering.