With gigawatts of US offshore wind projects now in the pipeline, and political support from most states along the east coast, the biggest challenge facing the fast-growing sector might not be installing turbines, but actually getting the power to market.

“If the problem is not addressed, the market will technically be held back from providing the megawatt hours that policymakers have called for in the offshore wind goals they have set,” advocacy group Business Network for Offshore Wind said last year.