Every Topic to Support Your US Offshore Wind Business Plan

If you would like to offer your expertise at the 2018 conference as a speaker please contact Adam Minkley on +44 (0) 207 375 7239 (Global) +1800 814 3459 x7239 (US) or e-mail adam@newenergyupdate.com

Conference Day 1, June 7th

Registration and coffee
Welcome Speech

Adam Minkley, Conference Director, New Energy Update

Keynote Speech

Speaker TBA

US OFFSHORE WIND MARKET STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION
C-level, Executives Panel discussion: How is the US offshore wind market going to shake out?
  • How is the US market going to transform from smaller scale individual companies to a more European like structure, where there are investor clubs and partnerships?
  • What is the optimum strategy for federal Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) identified for auctions and what are the implications on project timelines and LCOE?

Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Vineyard Wind
Stephen Bull, SVP Wind and CC&S Business, Statoil
Additional panellists TBA

REGULATORY AND POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Navigating the course through the US government in offshore wind
  • What is the status of the federal regulatory process for offshore wind projects?
  • This session will delve into the observed changes in the US government administration, such as the role of BSEE/BOEM and DOE and what is to come...

Michael Olsen, Senior Director, Statoil

Offshore wind; a maturing industry, European Development over the years
  • Analyze the significant developments in Europe and what key lessons and experiences apply in the US market

Gerhard Winklmeier, Head of Corporate Finance NY at Helaba

STATE-BY-STATE DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Panel discussion: Massachusetts offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Bill White, Senior Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development, MassCEC
David Rowland, New Business Director, Avangrid
Additional panellists TBA

Panel discussion: Maryland offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Paul Rich, Director, Project Development, US Wind
Additional panellists TBA

Panel discussion: New Jersey offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Speakers TBA

Lunch Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact ben@newenergyupdate.com
Lessons in project development
 

Vladimir Nicolaas, Head, Offshore Growth and New Business, Innogy

Panel discussion: North Carolina and Virginia offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Katharine Bond, Director, Public Policy, Dominion Energy
Additional panellists TBA

Panel discussion: California and Great Lakes offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo
Alla Weinstein, CEO and Founder, Trident Winds
Additional panellists TBA

Coffee Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact ben@newenergyupdate.com
Panel discussion: New York offshore wind development plan
  • Hear state and project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to their states, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about Wind Energy Areas, further development potential, and state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects.

Christer af Geijerstam, Empire Wind Project Director, Statoil
Speaker TBA

RELIABLE PROJECT EXECUTION
Panel discussion: Building infrastructure & vessel capabilities to deliver reliable offshore wind projects
  • Evaluate installation infrastructure and vessel assets required to realise the objective of commercial offshore wind projects in the US
  • Review ports and infrastructure studies to date and where projects will be assembled

Andy Geissbuehler, Advisory Director, BVG Associates
Richard den Hollandar, Director of Business Development, Seaway Heavy Lifting
Additional panellists TBA

TECHNOLOGY AND COST REDUCTION POTENTIAL
Panel discussion: Which technologies will support the cost reductions required to take projects to scale?
  • Discover which technologies will be required deliver the US project pipeline (28 projects totalling over 24GW) including wind turbines and fixed/floating foundations
  • What role will technologies play in reducing project LCOE in the US? And what is forecast over the next 5-10 years?

Johan Fredriksson, CEO, OWEC Tower
Steven Gray, CEO, ROVOP
Additional panellists TBA

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join your peers for free cocktails and networking in the exhibition room - Sponsorship available. Contact ben@newenergyupdate.com
Get the 2018 Brochure

 

Conference Day 2, June 8th

Lessons from Day 1
 

Conference Chairperson

ACHIEVING SUB 10 CENTS KWH
C-level, Executives Panel discussion: The road to <10 cents kWh for US offshore wind projects
  • What factors will influence LCOE in the next five years, and what is needed to achieve under 10 cents per kWh in the US?
  • How do recent subsidy-free bids, such as those in Europe, translate to the US offshore wind market? What lessons can be applied?

Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind, Vattenfall
Chris Wissemann, US Representative, innogy
Additional panellists TBA

FINANCING US OFFSHORE WIND
C-level, Executives Panel discussion: Funding structures unique to US offshore wind
  • US offshore wind projects may be able to use European financing models such as balance sheet and project financing initially, but will ultimately have to adapt to local conditions.
  • This session will explore the evolution of us offshore wind funding structures and discuss instruments such as bonds and tax equity.

Bryan Martin, Managing Director, D.E. Shaw & Co., Chairman of the Board, Deepwater Wind
Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, Green Giraffe B.V.

Coffee Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact ben@newenergyupdate.com
PROJECT RISK MITIGATION
Mitigating Project Risk
  • Examine common insurance risks associated with offshore wind projects and how to protect assets against costly set-backs

Tom Sexton, Executive Director, Aon Risk Solutions

Offshore wind lease planning activities and the regulatory regime
  • Get a clear picture of US offshore wind leasing and project development processes.
  • Understand the federal plan for Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) needed to build the US offshore wind industry, create new jobs, economic growth and infrastructure.

BSEE/BOEM TBC

Panel discussion: How to reduce time to permitting
  • The US offshore wind pipeline includes 28 projects totalling over 24GW, many now in the permitting phase. Therefore, it is crucial to do it right first time, not only to prevent project delays and reduce costs, but to lay a solid foundation for the industry to work from.
  • This session will take you through the environmental permitting process and demonstrate how to avoid mistakes and manage stakeholders, helping you to reduce project cost and time to permitting.

Speakers TBA

Lunch Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact ben@newenergyupdate.com
Panel discussion: Successful stakeholder engagement
  • Hear crucial examples of successful and creative stakeholder engagement.
  • Learn how to build coalition support so that key lessons can be applied to future US projects.

Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo
Stephanie McClellan, Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, University of Delaware

BUILDING THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
Panel discussion: Building the US offshore wind supply chain
  • Learn how the US can successfully leverage the oil and gas supply chain in the GoM and use it to build the US offshore wind industry
  • What can US states do to support supply chain growth?

Doug Pfeister, Director, Offshore, The Renewables Consulting Group
Additional panellists TBA

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Adam Minkley

Adam Minkley

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7239 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x7239 (US)
Email: adam@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • helaba
  • innogy

Silver Sponsors

  • AON
  • rovop
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting

Bronze Sponsors

  • OWEC

Exhibitors

  • uptime
  • ZTT