The US has its first ever industry-led standards covering the “cradle to grave” lifecycle of offshore wind development after a concerted five-year effort by key industry players.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – the body in charge of overseeing voluntary best practices – announced it had accepted the Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices: 2022 Edition (OCRP-1-2022) this week from a consortium led by trade group American Clean Power Association (ACP) with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other public and private enterprises.