June 10th — Conference Day 1

Registration

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Welcome Speech

New Energy Update Adam Minkley Conference Director New Energy Update

Chairpersons Introduction
Presentation: US Offshore wind: A Market Update
  • With 11,000 MW of offshore wind installation expected by 2030, what are the challenges and opportunities facing the industry?
  • And what might this mean for investors, developers, regulators and suppliers?

BloombergNEF Tom Harries Senior Associate BloombergNEF

Keynote Speech – Reserved
Keynote Panel – Gearing Up for Project Execution
  • Reflect on the industry’s challenges and opportunities raised by BloombergNEF
  • How will project execution be achieved at the prices we are seeing?
  • What will it take to successfully execute first major projects?
  • What regulatory systems are needed to succeed?

Moderator: Eversheds Sutherland Thomas Warren Partner Eversheds Sutherland

Panelists: Vineyard Wind Lars Thaaning Pedersen CEO // Co-CEO Vineyard Wind // Copenhagen Offshore Partners

New York RFP Winners TBA

Keynote Panel – Establishing the US OSW Supply Chain
  • How will the supply chain be built to achieve the level of efficiency and economies of scale that will allow it to springboard into a world-leading position?
  • What is required from supply chain businesses to deliver the first major projects?
  • What is the role of the States to collaborate on which is better placed to focus on developing specific elements of the supply chain?

Moderator: TBA

MHI Vestas TBA

Networking Break

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US OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS
BUILDING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Presentation: Avangrid U.S. Offshore Wind Projects Overview
  • 800 MW Vineyard Wind project, Massachusetts, with 400 MW slated to reach commercial operation in 2021, and 400 MW in 2022.
  • 1500 MW Kitty Hawk project, North Carolina
  • Receive an update about project technology selected thus far, awardees and possible approached to installation.
  • Learn about the projects supply chain requirements and opportunities for manufacturing and services.
  • How will the project achieve on price?

Avangrid Renewables Alejandro de Hoz Vice President US Offshore Wind Avangrid Renewables

Presentation: Supply Chain Opportunities and Outlook
  • Receive an overview of the US OSW project pipeline and timelines.
  • Which technology suppliers and EPC contractors have been selected to deliver the next wave of projects?
  • What are the local content requirements in each state and what does this mean for establishing the supply chain hubs?
  • How to build relationships and trust between the supply chain & developers, and amongst the supply chain?

Speaker TBA

Presentation: Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind Projects Overview
  • 130 MW South Fork wind project, Long Island
  • 120 MW Skipjack development, Maryland
  • 700 MW Revolution wind Project, Rhode Island

Speaker Invited

Presentation: Study of East Coast Ports and Operating Restrictions
  • What are the intended ports for upcoming projects?
  • Review infrastructure and operating restrictions such as condition of ports, shared waterways, bridge restrictions.
  • Review local content requirements and what this means for infrastructure development.
Panel: Project Synergies and Managing Risk
  • How can developers utilize shared resources, transmission and supply chain to improve installation, operational performance and value?
  • How can the first utility-scale projects benefit from this approach whilst managing the potential risks?
  • What is the potential and realized synergies within developer pipelines, and between initial projects; and how do we ensure that these synergies deliver real value?

Moderator: Company_Name Jonny Allen Senior Underwriter - Renewable Energy Travelers Insurance Company

Avangrid Renewables Alejandro de Hoz Vice President US Offshore Wind Avangrid Renewables

EDP Renewables Enrique Alvarez-Uria Offshore Wind Business Development Director, North America EDP Renewables

Panel: Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations Roadmap
  • Discover what turbine technology choices have been made for upcoming projects?
  • What is the role of the supply chain in achieving economies of scale?
  • Where is required to develop manufacturing facilities in the US and where will they be located?

Moderator: TBA

Luncheon

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US OFFSHORE WIND LEASES AND MARKETS ANALYSIS
INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Presentation: BOEM’s Federal Leasing Plan
  • Hear about BOEM’s plan to deliver enough annual GW and lease sales to support the industrialization of U.S. offshore wind.
  • Receive an update on BOEM’s permitting processes.
  • What is required from policy makers to build a sustainable supply chain?
  • Receive an update about proposed changes including Site Assessment Plan and Construction and Operations Plan.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management James Bennett Chief, Office of Renewable Energy Programs Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Panel: Building Transmission and Distribution
  • How will interconnections be approached by developers and ISO’s?
  • How to think strategically and regionally to achieve optimum interconnections and cost?
  • How will transmission decisions for the next 3 GW impact the economies of scale required by developers to achieve target LCOE prices?
  • How will transmission play out across markets?

Moderator: TBA

EnBW North America Bill White Managing Director EnBW North America

MHI Vestas Tusitha Abeyasekera, PhD. Converter Specialist MHI Vestas

Public Service Electric & Gas Company John Dempsey Manager, Transmission Development Public Service Electric & Gas Company

Presentation: Navigating US Offshore Wind Procurement Processes
  • Comparing and contrasting the procurement processes in New England, New York, and New Jersey.
  • What lessons can be learned from the first round of large OSW procurements and what’s next?
  • What are prospects for OSW procurements in the Gulf Coast and West Coast and what might they look like?
  • What other than the lowest price is needed for success in these processes?

Power Advisory LLC John Dalton President Power Advisory LLC

Presentation: Grants, Funds and Tax Incentives for Supply Chain Businesses
  • Receive a state-by-state analysis of grant funds and tax incentives available for businesses to establish educational programs, training programs, infrastructure (ports) and local manufacturing facilities.
  • Learn how to access all the available business incentives that each state has to offer so you can evaluate where it makes sense to establish your US offshore wind business.
Active Markets Panel: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island
  • Hear state representatives each share their unique offshore wind development plans.
  • Analyze local supply chain opportunities and infrastructure
  • Explore policy and state support mechanisms offshore wind projects and supply chain development.

Moderator: TBA

Panel: Vessel Options for Jones Act Compliance
  • What are the near-term marine logistics solutions and vessel capabilities required to install the first projects?
  • Identify all available Jones Act compliant vessels such as feeder solutions, lift boats and floating solutions.
  • Receive a detailed risk assessment of vessel options.
  • What are the longer-term prospects for Jones Act compliant vessels in the U.S.?

Moderator: TBA

Networking

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Panel: Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Connecticut, Ohio
  • Hear state representatives share their offshore wind development plans.
  • Analyze local supply chain opportunities and infrastructure
  • Explore state support mechanisms for offshore wind projects and supply chain development

Moderator: TBA

Panel: Establishing Local Content
  • How do supply chain players visibly demonstrate local content?
  • When and where do we expect to see local manufacturing and job creation taking place?
  • What is the minimum business incentive required to encourage manufacturers to establish locally?
  • What is required in terms of a project pipeline and state policy to justify investment in local content?
  • What are the labour diversity requirements?

Moderator: MHI Vestas Jason Folsom National Director of Sales, US MHI Vestas

Happy Hour & Exhibition Networking Party

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June 11th — Conference Day 2

Registration

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Chairpersons Introduction
Keynote Speech - Reserved
Presentation: Sharing the Ocean: Addressing Conflicts and Finding Synergies with Other Industries
  • What are the real and perceived conflicts with other sectors (e.g. fisheries)?
  • What are the potential synergies with other sectors (e.g. aquaculture, conservation)?
  • What kind of structure and process for multi-sectoral engagement will best enable the conflicts to be understood, minimized and addressed and how can the synergies be identified and optimized?

World Ocean Council Paul Holthus Founding President and CEO World Ocean Council

Panel: The Fisheries Perspective
  • Understand how different fisheries behave and interact with a wind farm.

Moderator: EnBW North America Bill White Managing Director EnBW North America

RODA Fisheries (Responsible Offshore Development Alliance) Annie Hawkins Executive Director RODA Fisheries (Responsible Offshore Development Alliance)

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Bruce K. Carlisle Senior Director Offshore Wind Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Networking

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FINANCING PROJECTS
CONTRACTING AND LABOUR
Presentation: Global Offshore Wind and Impact on the US Market
  • Details coming soon…

Helaba Bank Gerhard Winklmeier Head of Corporate Finance NY Helaba, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Presentation: U.S. Supply Chain Contracting Models
  • What does the U.S. supply chain contracting model look like and how do models compare to other offshore wind markets?
  • What is the process that the developers and supply chain go through when preparing and negotiating a contract?
  • Receive best practice examples for contracting in the U.S. supply chain and lessons learned from other markets and adjacent industries.
  • Examine the anatomy of the contracts themselves – what they look like and what key / interesting terms of them are?
Panel: The Lender’s Mindset: Who Will Finance Projects and How?
  • Who will finance US offshore wind projects and how?
  • Will debt markets be supportive to provide the billions of dollars of debt financing required for projects?
  • What is the perception and appetite amongst lenders for risk associated with policy, supply chain, construction, permitting, technology and market capacity?
  • How to we find the right balance between regulatory support and regulatory risk to ensure projects get done?

Moderator: TBA

Presentation: American Labour Force Skills Development & Training
  • Will the union labour and Public Labour Agreements be enforced and how will the work scopes be divided?
  • What are the implications for the supply chain and upcoming projects, such as prescribed labour rates?
  • How will the use of union labour change workforce requirements in different states?
DEEPWATER FLOATING WIND SYSTEMS
Panel: Tax Equity Investor Perspective
  • What is the appetite for tax equity investments in U.S. offshore wind projects?
  • What are the financing implications of tax equity in a deal?
  • What does the tax equity overhaul of 2018 mean for U.S. offshore wind?
  • What is the pricing for tax equity?
  • Do tech firms have an appetite for tax equity investments in US offshore wind?

Moderator: TBA

Panel: Unlocking California’s Floating Wind Power Market
  • What is the California offshore wind market outlook and why is it so significant for the U.S and global markets?
  • What are the Federal and Californian State energy policy intentions and how will they help mobilize floating wind projects?
  • What is BOEM’s plan for west coast leases?
  • What are the opportunities for local suppliers, marine operators, port infrastructure and what are the local content requirements?
  • What are the specific political or regulatory challenges for floating wind?

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: Monteray Bay Community Power Tom Habashi CEO Monteray Bay Community Power

Luncheon

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DE-RISKING US OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS
Presentation: Stakeholder Engagement Best Practice Case Study
  • What is the significant importance of working with local stakeholders and how do you establish mutually beneficial agreements?
  • Learn how a Mutual Benefits Agreement between with the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen Organization and the Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen Association was established to support the development of Castle Wind’s planned 1,000 MW offshore wind project off the coast of Central California

Castle Wind Alla Weinstein CEO Castle Wind

Presentation: How to Make the Economics of Floating Wind Technology Work?
  • What are the projected costs of floating offshore wind systems?
  • How are floating wind systems benefiting from fixed -bottom cost declines?
  • Technology challenges for deep and shallow water moorings
  • How can floating wind benefit from larger turbines?
  • How can floating wind avoid conflicts with the Jones Act?
  • Advanced design capabilities – Flexible substructures, systems engineering, validations efforts OC6

University of Maine Prof. Habib Dagher Principal Investigator, Aqua Ventus Project University of Maine

Panel: Stakeholder Engagement and Permitting Strategies
  • What permitting lessons have been learned to date and how can the process be further optimized to reduce project setbacks?
  • What is the optimum strategy to engage with and manage project stakeholders in the early development phase?

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: Vineyard Wind Rachel Pachter VP of Permitting Affairs Vineyard Wind

National Wildlife Federation Catherine Bowes Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Defense Council Nathanael Greene Senior Renewable Energy Advocate Natural Resources Defense Council

Presentation: Equinor’s Innovation for Cost Reduction: 50% Cost Reduction from Hywind Scotland to Hywind Tampen
  • How has innovation helped to reduce cost by almost 50%? Lessons from Hywind Scotland 30MW project.
  • What is the cost reduction pathway as demonstrated by Hywind Tampen? Receive details of Equinor’s cutting-edge 11-turbine, 88 MW floating wind farm that will provide 35% power demand for the Gullfaks and Snorre oil and gas fields in Norway.
  • What is required from the local supply chain, financiers and governments to develop commercial scale projects in the U.S?
  • What makes floating projects bankable? Receive a Bankability study of Hywind project.

Equinor Sebastian Bringsværd Head of Hywind Development Equinor

Presentation: Litigation Risk in US Offshore Wind
  • Understand the rule making and the litigation risk for offshore wind projects that could cause project delays.
  • Learn about the key differences between US and European offshore wind litigation
Presentation: How to Select the Most Appropriate Floating System Technology for your Project?
  • Receive an impartial view about how to select the most appropriate floating wind system technology based on geophysical, depth, environmental and supply chain requirements.
  • Review and compare all floating wind technologies and the pros and cons of each.

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

Networking

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Presentation: GoM Marine Operations Perspective
  • Hear how a GoM based marine operator perceives the U.S. offshore wind opportunity
  • Understand the challenges they face and what it will take for marine operators to enter the supply chain.

Speaker TBA

Panel: Floating Wind Systems Technology Showcase
  • Evaluate the different floating wind systems being developed today.
  • What innovation is required to commercialise floating technologies?

Moderator: TBA

Bourbon Subsea Services Yvan Leyni Engineering and Projects Director Bourbon Subsea Services

Session - Reserved
Panel: Permitting and Environmental Risks of Floating Systems
  • What are the potential environmental impacts of dynamic cables, mooring anchors and mooring lines?
  • What are the real and perceived conflicts with the fisheries and what engagement processes are needed for wind and fishing sectors co-exist?
  • What lessons can be learned from recent permitting issues and how can developers de-risk their projects?

Moderator: TBA

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