Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group will host a public workshop at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., for input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state.

As with a workshop held Nov. 29 in Odessa, the Lewes workshop will begin with a briefing on the status of the Offshore Wind Working Group, which was established by Gov. John Carney’s Executive Order 13 in August. Representatives from the US Wind and Deepwater Wind companies will then give a presentation on projects approved earlier this year by the Maryland Public Service Commission and the prospects for new offshore wind projects that might provide economic opportunities and energy benefits to Delaware. The public will then be encouraged to comment on these projects in an open forum.

The Offshore Wind Working Group began meeting in October, and by Dec. 15 the group must submit a report to the governor with recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry.

All Offshore Wind Working Group meetings are open to the public. Briefing materials, public comments and additional resources can be found at de.gov/offshorewind.

For more, email thomas.noyes@state.de.us or call 735-3480.