PMEC to Provide Wave Data for Advanced Floating Offshore Wind Project

PMEC and the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory are members of a consortium that has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The grant, led by Principle Power of Emeryville, CA, will fund DIGIFLOAT, the world’s first digital twin software tailored to floating offshore wind applications. PMEC/UW-APL's role is to provide high-fidelity ocean wave information using arrays of Surface Wave Instrument Float with Tracking (SWIFT) buoys, developed by PMEC’s Jim Thomson and colleagues.

Read more in Principle Power's press release and ARPA-E's funding announcement.