Offshore Wind Energy Target

May 28, 2024


Executive Order 218, signed in June 2021, established a goal of developing 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy resources off the North Carolina coast by 2030 and 8.0 GW by 2040. The Executive Order also established the NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS) to provide expert advice for advancing North Carolina offshore wind energy projects, economic development, and job creation, and directed the Departments of Commerce, Military and Veterans Affairs and Environmental Quality to designate staff members as offshore wind leads.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Offshore Wind Energy Target
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Offshore Wind
Target: 2.8 GW by 2030
8.0 GW by 2040


Name: Executive Order 218
Date Enacted: 06/09/2021


Name: Jennifer Mundt
Organization: NC Department of Commerce

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.