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Offshore Wind Energy

COURSE NO: R02-010
PDH CREDIT: 2
COURSE PROVIDER: Allen Hughes, P.E.
Offshore Wind Energy
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the principles and practices of offshore wind facilities. It summarizes a study conducted by EESI of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms, and visitors to and residents of coastal areas that would be candidates for offshore wind farm sites. The topics addressed include technical issues related to marine foundations and structures, transmission issues unique to offshore power generation, political and regulatory issues related to offshore and state jurisdictions in coastal areas and public perceptions of proposed offshore wind farms.

 

Offshore wind turbines harness the energy of ocean winds and turn it into electricity. Several European and two Asian countries have offshore wind farms, which supply local, clean, renewable energy. Although land-based wind turbines are prevalent in the United States, there are no offshore wind farms in U.S. waters. However, projects are under development in the wind-rich areas of the East Coast, Great Lakes, and Pacific Coast.

 

Offshore wind energy can help meet multiple state and national goals, including reducing energy imports, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change (by displacing fossil-fueled power generation), meeting renewable electricity standards, and creating jobs and local business opportunities.

This 2 PDH online course is intended for use by engineers and architects interested in gaining a basic understanding of potential for offshore wind energy in U.S. waters and the potential costs and benefits of offshore wind farms.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Awareness of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms
  • Understanding the basic principles of offshore wind energy
  • Knowing the geographic areas of the United States that are candidates for offshore wind farm locations
  • Understanding the public concerns about offshore wind farms relating to tourism, property values and local economies and jobs
  • Understanding the effects of offshore wind farms on navigation and military activities
  • Understanding the effects of offshore wind farms on commercial fishing as well as birds and bats
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) Publication titled, "Offshore Wind Energy". The content of this course is a document written by Mary Rock and Laura Parsons at The Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Offshore Wind Energy (444 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete this course review you will need to take a multiple choice quiz of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this EESI Publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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