Plan your time at conference by reviewing the main conference and breakout sessions below.

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

 

USOW18 Conference Agenda at a Glance

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June 7th

Morning Main Conference
Grand Ballroom
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS MARKET STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION  REGULATORY AND POLITICAL LANDSCAPE US MARKET BUILDERS: 
MA
TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION 
Morning Breakout Session
Statler Room
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR FLOATING TURBINES
ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL STRATEGIES MARKET DEVELOPMENT  US REGULATORY AND POLICY DRIVERS FOR FLOATING TURBINES
Afternoon Main Conference
Grand Ballroom
US MARKET UPDATES
NJ
US MARKET UPDATES 
NY
US MARKET UPDATES 
MD
BUILDING THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
Afternoon Breakout Session
Statler
QUALIFYING FLOATING TURBINE TECHNOLOGY FLOATING TURBINE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT
Evening
Statler
USOW18 Networking Drinks Party 

June 8th

Morning Main Conference
Grand Ballroom
ACHIEVING SUB 10 CENTS KWH FINANCING US OFFSHORE WIND  PROJECT RISK MITIGATION MARKET EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES  NC, VA, CA and CT TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION 
Morning Breakout Session
Statler Room
SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES R&D MANUFACTURING INSTALLATION
Afternoon Main Conference
Grand Ballroom
PERMITTING STRATEGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT BUILDING THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN NEXT STEPS FOR FURTHER MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Afternoon Breakout Session
Statler Room
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES  

 

Conference Day 1, June 7th

7:00-8:30 Registration and coffee
8:30-8:35 Welcome Speech

Adam Minkley, Conference Director, New Energy Update

8:35-8:40 Chairman’s opening remarks

Stephen Pike, CEO, MassCEC
Jim Lanard, CEO, Magellan Wind

8:40-9:00 U.S. offshore wind: A 2030 forecast
  • The U.S. has on paper the potential to be an offshore wind powerhouse. But seabed leases are not projects and policy-maker interest is not policy.
  • We strip down the layers of announcements and forecast installations and the cost of U.S. offshore wind to 2030.

Dr Tom Harries, Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

9:00-9:15 Keynote Speech
 

Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

US OFFSHORE WIND MARKET STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION
9:15-10:00 Keynote 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?
  • From a developer’s perspective, what is the optimum strategy for federal Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) identified for auctions and what are the implications on project timelines and LCOE?

Moderator: Dorothy Franzoni, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Stephen Bull, SVP Wind and CCS Business, Statoil
Valerie Reid, Acting Director of the Wind Energy Technologies Office, US DOE
Alejandro de Hoz, Vice President of US Offshore Wind, Avangrid
Additional panellists TBA

10:00-10:45 Coffee break and networking
REGULATORY AND POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
STATLER ROOM BREAKOUT SESSION:
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR FLOATING TURBINES
10:45-11:30 Panel discussion: 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...

Moderator: Jim Lanard, CEO, Magellan Wind
Michael Olsen, Senior Director, Statoil
Stephanie McClellan, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, University of Delaware

10:45-11:15 Presentation: Hywind project in a global context
  • High level project updates:  Scotland, Portugal, France, Taiwan, Japan, China Germany and the US
  • Why should we do it? Does it make sense?
  • Get exclusive insight into the lessons learned from the operational data collected from Project Hywind, the world’s first operational floating wind farm in Scotland.

Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development, Statoil

 
ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL STRATEGIES FOR FLOATING TURBINES
11:30-11:50 Presentation: LCOE reduction pathway for floating turbines
  • What are the cost reduction criteria for floating wind turbines?
  • Review possible LCOE cost scenarios for floating wind energy markets.

Patricia Milligan, Head of Project Finance, Helaba

11:15-11:45 Presentation: LCOE reduction pathway for floating turbines
  • What are the cost reduction criteria for floating wind turbines?
  • Review possible LCOE cost scenarios for floating wind energy markets.

Walter Musial, Manager, Offshore Wind, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

US MARKET BUILDERS - UPDATES FROM MA, NJ, NY and MD
 
11:50-12:20 Panel discussion: Massachusetts offshore wind development plan
  • Hear an update on MA’s latest round of competition, including selection of the first project/s to meet the Commonwealth’s 1,600 MW goal.
  • Hear project representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to MA, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure, and how offshore wind will help achieve state-specific renewable energy goals.
  • Receive an update about future Wind Energy Area leasing off the coast of MA.

Moderator: Bill White, Senior Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development, MassCEC
Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Vineyard Wind
Additional panellists TBA

11:45-12:20 Presentation: Path to commercialization
  • How do you optimize engineering systems for floating turbines - A systems engineering framework?

Garrett Barter, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

12:20-1:50 Lunch break and networking
 
DEVELOPING A MARKET FOR FLOATING TURBINES IN THE US
1:50-2:20 Panel discussion: New Jersey offshore wind development plan
  • State representatives will speak about the state’s interest in attracting offshore wind-related economic opportunities to New Jersey including jobs, manufacturing, and infrastructure
  • Find out how new leadership in New Jersey will ensure that offshore wind advances rapidly and expands its mandate to 3,500MW of capacity, including plans for state support mechanisms to help finance and develop new projects

Moderator: Jim Lanard, CEO, Magellan Wind
Panellists TBA

1:50-2:20 Panel Discussion: The future of floating turbines in the U.S.
  • Examine the State and Federal regulatory drivers for offshore floating wind.
  • Discuss the military exclusions zone on the west coast, it’s impact on future projects and progress made.
  • Review options for de-risking elements of floating technology, such mooring line entanglement related issues.
  • Learn about the new standards being developed for wind turbines.

Moderator: TBC
Necy Sumait, Chief, Renewable Energy, Pacific Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Alla Weinstein, CEO, Trident Winds
Lars Samuelson, Manager - Offshore Engineering Department, 
ABS Consulting 

Additional panellists TBA

 
QUALIFYING FLOATING TURBINE TECHNOLOGY
2:20-2:50 Panel discussion: New York offshore wind development plan
  • Hear an update on New York State’s Offshore Wind Master Plan as well as plans for achieving the state’s goal of 2,400 MW, including procurement plans for 2018 and 2019.
  • Hear industry representatives speaking about the economic opportunities that offshore wind projects will bring to NY, such as jobs, manufacturing and infrastructure.

Moderator TBA
Christer af Geijerstam, Empire Wind Project Director, Statoil
Doreen Harris, Director, Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA
Joe Martens, Executive Director, NY Offshore Wind Alliance
Additional panellists TBA


2:50-3:20 Panel discussion: Maryland offshore wind development plan
  • Receive an update on both projects awarded ORECs by Maryland in 2017 and the local economic opportunities they will bring to Maryland by supporting hundreds of highly skilled jobs in engineering, construction and operation.

Moderator TBA
Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Paul Rich, Director, Project Development, US Wind
Additional panellists TBA

2:20-3:20 Panel discussion: Qualifying floating turbine technology
  • What are the cost reduction strategies developers and manufactures can implement in their approach to development?
  • SPAR turbine represented by Statoil
  • Semi-Submersible turbine represented by Principle Power’s WindFloat
  • Concrete Design represented by New England Aqua Ventus I project
  • TetraSpar Technology by Magellan Wind

Moderator: Lars Samuelson, Manager - Offshore Engineering Department, 
ABS Consulting

Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development, Statoil
Kevin Banister, Business Development Director, Principle Power
Prof. Habib Dagher, Principal Investigator, Aqua Ventus Project, University of Maine
Jeff Kehne, Chief Development Officer, Magellan Wind

3:20-4:05 Coffee break and networking
 
FLOATING TURBINES SUPPLY CHAIN
4:05-4:25 Presentation: Delivering offshore wind’s promises
  • How has offshore wind met its challenges to build on time and on budget, and what will change as we deliver the latest projects in a cost reduced world?

Julian Garnsey, Project Director, Triton Knol, Innogy

4:05-5:10 Panel Discussion: Foundations, Floating Substations, Dynamic Cables and Mooring Systems
  • What are the similarities and differences between the fixed-bottom supply chain and the floating turbine supply chain?
  • What parts of the supply chain will be different and unique to floating turbines and how will they be developed?
  • Discuss the supply of components such as turbines, foundations, blades, fabricated steel and mooring lines that will be required to supply floating wind farm projects on the west coast.
  • Analyze the skills and labour requirements to meet the demands of a west coast supply chain.
  • What are the supply chain benefits for local companies? And what is the Oil and Gas sector’s role?

Speakers TBA

BUILDING THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
 
4:25-5:10 Panel discussion: How to determine the optimum marine logistics solution?
  • Learn how to choose the optimum marine logistics strategy by analyzing i) project size, ii) sustainability of the pipeline and iii) the component supply chain strategy of the project.
  • Discuss Jones Act compliant vessels and requirements to deliver the project pipeline.
  • Basic requirements making it financially and legally workable and tied into the supply chain strategy

Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner Renewable Resources Int'l, in partnership with BVG Associates, Renewable Resources Int.
Richard den Hollander, Director of Business Development, Seaway Heavy Lifting
Peter Robert, Director Business Development, Damen Shipyards Group
Steven Gray, CEO, ROVOP
Additional panellists TBA

 
5:10-7:30 Networking cocktail reception
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Conference Day 2, June 8th

 
DIVERSIFY INTO THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
8:30-8:40 Lessons from Day 1
 

Conference Chairperson

8:30-8:40 Chairman’s opening remarks
 

Conference Chairperson

ACHIEVING SUB 10 CENTS KWH
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN
8:40-9:25 Keynote discussion: The road to <10 cents kWh for US offshore wind projects
  • How do recent subsidy-free bids, such as those in Europe, translate to the US offshore wind market? What lessons can be applied?
  • What factors will influence LCOE in the next five years, and what is needed to achieve under 10 cents per kWh in the US?
  • What role will technologies play in reducing project LCOE in the US? And what is forecast over the next 5-10 years?

Moderator: TBA
Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind, Vattenfall
Chris Wissemann, US Representative, innogy
Johan Fredriksson, CEO, OWEC Tower
Additional panellists TBA

8:40-9:25 Presentation: Business opportunities in the US offshore wind supply chain
  • Receive a breakdown of the offshore wind supply chain, and a timeline of the Local, Regional (GoM) and Foreign supply chain requirements.
  • Find out what it takes to successfully move into the US offshore wind supply chain.

Boone Davis, Principal Consultant, The Renewables Consulting Group

FINANCING US OFFSHORE WIND
 
9:25-9:45 Presentation: How to make disaggregated procurements with new technology bankable
  • Discover how to make offshore wind disaggregated procurements with new technology 'bankable', with examples from recent major offshore wind projects
  • Learn how to make offshore wind projects attractive to institutional investors pre-operation

David Metzger, Partner, Clifford Chance

9:25-9:45 Presentation: Next-generation foundations and anchoring for offshore wind
  • Be inspired by successful case studies from landmark projects, such as Dogger Bank, Borkum Riffgrund and Hywind
  • Understand the technology transfer of foundation design from oil and gas to the offshore wind market, and how it can be utilised in future projects.
  • Learn about new developments in reducing cost and increasing reliability in offshore design, enabling offshore wind on safe ground.

Thomas Langford, Head of Section Offshore Geotechnics, NGI

9:45-10:30 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.

Moderator: TBA
John Picket, Partner, Linklaters
Bryan Martin, Managing Director, D.E. Shaw & Co., Chairman of the Board, Deepwater Wind
Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, Green Giraffe B.V.
Andrew Redinger, Managing Director Group Head, Keybank

9:45-10:30 Developer’s panel discussion: Who will supply the US offshore wind industry and when?
  • Hear US offshore wind developers discuss their upcoming projects commitments and supply chain requirements.
  • Spot new opportunities for Joint Ventures and partnerships as projects ramp-up.

Speakers TBA

10:30-11:15 Coffee break and networking
PROJECT RISK MITIGATION
R&D
11:15-11:35 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

11:15-11:35 Presentation: R&D projects & initiatives to drive industry expansion
  • Review current R&D efforts in the US, such as those between the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), industry and national laboratories.
  • Understand the governments commitments in offshore wind technology development, market acceleration, and advanced technology demonstration.

Mark Torpey, Director of Technology & Business Innovation, NYSERDA

US MARKET EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES - NC, VA, CA, and CT
MANUFACTURING
11:35-12:05 Panel discussion: California offshore wind opportunities
  • 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.

Jim Lanard, CEO, Magellan Wind
Alla Weinstein, CEO, Trident Winds
Additional panellists TBA

11:35-12:05 Panel: Turbines and foundations, substations, vessels and cabling
  • Hear from major component manufacturers and suppliers about their role in the industry, projected supply, local requirements and cost
  • Understand the different challenges with different foundation designs and required installation strategies

Panellists TBA

 
WIND TURBINE INSTALLATION
12:05-12:35 Panel discussion: North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut offshore wind opportunities
  • 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.

Moderator TBA
Katharine Bond, Director, Public Policy, Dominion Resources
Additional panellists TBA

12:05-12:35 Panel: The role of Vessels, Barges and Logistics
  • Discuss the role of marine contractors.
  • Analyze vessels, barges, and logistical requirements, and installation processes specific to different foundation types.
  • Understand the Jones Act and what this means for the different levels of the supply chain.

Speakers TBA

12:35-2:00 Lunch break and networking
US OFFSHORE WIND PERMITTING STRATEGY
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
2:00-2:20 Presentation: The Federal offshore wind lease plan, permitting, and the regulatory regime
  • Understand the federal US offshore wind leasing and environmental permitting process in existing Wind Energy Areas and discover the new proposal for streamlining the project proposal process.
  • Discover BOEM’s federal plan for identifying and auctioning new Wind Energy Areas and leasing opportunities that will build the US offshore wind industry, create new jobs, economic growth and infrastructure.

James Bennett, Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

2:00-2:30 Panel discussion: Offshore Wind O&M - Applicable Lessons from European Offshore Wind Farms 
  • Blades O&M, Transport (vessels and helicopters).
  • Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair.
  • Wind O&M strategies to reduce project LCOE.

Moderator: Bill White, Senior Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development, MassCEC
Additional panellists TBA

 
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
2:20-3:05 Panel discussion: Strategies that win stakeholder and political support for project success
  • As states move forward to achieve their offshore wind goals, several projects are now entering the permitting phase. It is crucial to win stakeholder support for projects, not only to prevent project delays and reduce costs, but to lay a solid foundation for the industry to work from.
  • This session will reflect on the entire permitting process; how to manage a broad range of stakeholders and gain political support, which in turn will reduce project costs and time to permitting.

Moderator: TBA
Catherine Bowes, Project Director, Offshore Wind Energy, National Wildlife Federation 
James Bennett, Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy,
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo

2:30-3:05 Presentation: Structural engineering, Geophysical and Geotechnical services
  • Identify offshore wind-specific design and certification standards for U.S. projects.
  • Hear about the synergies between O&G structural design and engineering and US offshore wind structures
  • Analyze the unique meteorological, ocean, and lake (met-ocean) conditions in the US and supply chain opportunities for geosciences sector
  • Learn about the site condition and assessment processes and synergies with the O&G sector practices.

Matthew Palmer. Vice President, Offshore Wind Manager, WSP 

NEXT STEPS FOR THE INDUSTRY
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3:05-3:30 Panel discussion: Next steps in US offshore wind market development
  • Key markets and future developments
  • Unique Technology challenges specific to the U.S. market - hurricane research, design process, floating turbines, ice in great lakes.
  • Market barriers unique to the U.S., such as the military exclusion zone on west coast
  • Political support and risk assessment
  • Applicable lessons learned from Europe

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

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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

  • Clifford Chance
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • helaba
  • innogy
  • Linklaters

Silver Sponsors

  • AON
  • damen
  • NGI
  • rovop
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting

Bronze Sponsors

  • Key-Bank
  • OWEC

Exhibitors

  • ARUP
  • blount boats
  • damen
  • helaba
  • innogy
  • modulift
  • NGI
  • straightpoint
  • uptime
  • ZTT

Media Partners

  • AAEE
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • GreenEnergyPublishing
  • GreenJournal
  • GreenMatch
  • Linked-Energy
  • Offshore WIND
  • Recharge
  • refocus
  • SCN
  • Whisper