A federal initiative to bring together state governors and offshore wind developers with US government officials just accepted its first two members away from the East Coast – California and Louisiana – extending its reach to all three seaboards and giving the newcomers access to the policy top table, sector experts told Recharge.

The Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership set up in June last years established a platform to accelerate interstate and public-private cooperation and is already credited with building momentum in the sector.