Louisiana Wind Energy

Guest Blog | February 18, 2013 | Reports and Fact Sheets

Louisiana’s land-based wind resource, an approximated 2,800 MW of potential, could provide about 7.5 percent of the state’s current electricity needs, according to a resource assessment from the National Renewable Energy Lab. Louisiana may also have approximately 16,000 MW of offshore wind potential (though all may not be developable). Louisiana’s vast offshore oil and gas expertise could prove valuable in helping service the state’s offshore wind industry, as well as providing services to other states along the Gulf Coast. Louisiana ports, such as the Port of South Louisiana, the largest port in the U.S. by tonnage, could be used to meet shipping needs for offshore wind turbine components along the Gulf Coast.F-LA_wind_factsheet.pdf