There are several roadmaps and strategic documents that are used to communicate the current status and future direction of the wind industry and the development of wind power technologies.

Maine Economic Development Strategy 2020-2029
Maine’s Offshore Wind Roadmap is part of the state’s ten-year economic development strategy. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is supporting this project with a $2.166 million grant to the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO). Learn more about the Roadmap and relevant opportunities by visiting

Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain
The report, published in June 2022 by NREL, seeks to address the need for a road map outlining a domestic supply chain pathway. This report is the first part of a two-part series, which will outline potential pathways to strategically developing a supply chain in order to address major market barriers, characterize existing strengths and gaps, and provide insight into supply chain solutions.

Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity
The Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity, published in July 2020, outlines the increasing challenges of cyber threats to the wind industry, its technologies, and control systems, and presents a framework of activities and best practices that the wind industry can use to improve its cybersecurity. This document was published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), with contributions from authors at DOE’s National Laboratories.

Wind Vision Detailed Roadmap Actions: 2017 Update
Published in May 2018 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), this report expands on the top-tier actions outlined within the 2015 Wind Vision roadmap. It updates the findings from that roadmap, based on comments from nearly 100 stakeholders during a series of topical meetings that took place in the 2016-2017 timeframe.

Offshore Wind Energy Strategies

Published in January 2022, this report was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO). It outlines regional and national strategies to accelerate the deployment of U.S. offshore wind operations.

SMART Wind Roadmap: A Consensus-Based, Shared Vision Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research & Technology Action Plan for Distributed Wind
The SMART Wind Roadmap is an action plan for distributed wind power. Published in May 2016, this action plan was prepared under an award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing Office. Roadmap authors are affiliated with the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA), eFormative Options LLC, Wind Advisors Team, and Summerville Wind & Sun.

Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap
The Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap is a technical report that was released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in November 2012. The NREL is a national laboratory of DOE’s EERE. This roadmap identifies barriers that stand in the way of built wind turbine development and deployment and the document outlines a strategic approach to addressing these barriers and moving forward.

20% Wind Energy by 2030
The 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report is a strategic technical report that includes contributions from over 50 organizations. The report was published by DOE in 2008 and it includes contributions from organizations such as EERE, NREL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), among others.

Updated September 2022 by Jennifer Ostromecki