Maryland and Delaware Choice Experiment
Principal Investigator Jeremy Firestone received a two-year grant from the Delaware/NOAA Sea Grant to study the willingness of Delaware and Maryland residents to pay a premium above current electricity rates for offshore wind power generated electricity. Work on the choice experiment survey began in February 2014. Meryl Gardner, George Parsons and recently matriculated PhD student Lauren Knapp work on the project. The hypothetical offshore wind projects that will be studied are located off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland and Fenwick Island, Delaware in BOEM’s Maryland Wind Energy Area. The mixed-mode survey (internet and mail) is slated to commence in late August/early September 2014. Photomontages are being prepared by Macro Works.