December 14, 2012
With the first ever commercial offshore wind leases being announced for 4GW of offshore wind in US federal waters and the US DoE announcing significant investments in US offshore wind pilot projects, the US offshore wind industry is becoming energized and showing real progress.
Hear first-hand from Tommy Beaudreau, Director, BOEM and leaders of the winning DoE pilot projects including Lorry Wagner, President, LeedCo, Daniel Cohen, President, Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey, Dr Habib Dagher, Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine and Trine Ingebjorg Ulla, Head of Unconventional Wind Business Develoment, Statoil at Offshore Wind Power USA 2013 (www.offshorewindpowercongress.com).
Cemented as the leading US offshore wind congress, Offshore Wind Power USA will feature more than 50 leading expert speakers covering dedicated sessions on policy and regulation, siting, permitting and leasing, finance and investment, the business case for offshore wind, plus a unique project developers presidential panel.
More than 350 experts in project development, offshore wind technologies, project finance, policy, cabling and grid connection will meet at Offshore Wind Power USA from February 26-27 in Boston, MA.
Leading government and regulatory executives and policy makers include:
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, FERC
Tommy Beaudreau, Director, BOEM
Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition
Robert A. Marshall, Assistant Commissioner, Sustainability and Green Energy, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Bill White, Assistant Secretary for Federal Affairs, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Robert P. LaBelle, Science Advisor to the Director, BOEM and Federal Co-Chair, NROC (Northeast Regional Ocean Council)
Anne Marie McShea, Clean Energy Program Administrator, NJ BPU
The who’s who of the leading offshore wind project developers:
Jim Gordon, President, Cape Wind
Jeff Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer, Deepwater Wind
Chris Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Cape Wind
Peter Mandelstam, President, Arcadia Offshore
Robert Gibbs, Vice President, Garden State Offshore Energy and Manager Development – Renewable Energy, PSEG Global
Doug Copeland, Regional Development Manager, EDF Renewable Energy
Meet the money – leading active investors and financiers:
Bryan Martin, Managing Director, D. E. Shaw Group
Brian Redmond, Managing Director, Paragon Energy Holdings
Andrew Eckhardt, Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer, KfW-IPEX Bank
Takaki Sakai, Director, Project Finance, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi
Robert Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Wind Connection
Learn from leading European developer case studies:
Fintan Whelan, Corporate Financial Director, Mainstream Renewable Power
Frank Coenen, Chief Executive Officer, Northwind
Trine Ingebjorg Ulla, Head of Offshore, Statoil (awaiting final confirmation)
David Rowland, Director, New Business Development, Scottish Power Renewables (awaiting final confirmation)
Jens Eckhoff, President, German Offshore Foundation and German Wind Energy Agency
Dr Carolyn Heeps, Director of Development Strategy, RES Offshore
This 4th annual congress has already started to attract a lot of interest from not only the US but from Europe.
More information on the Offshore Wind Power USA 2013 agenda and registration is available at http://www.offshorewindpowercongress.com, by following on Twitter @julesgoddard and @windseries and using #OffshoreWind2013 or by joining the LinkedIn Offshore Wind Power USA group.
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