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Thank you to all of our speakers, panelists, and audience members who joined us for AFloat 2021! We look forward to seeing you in-person next year at AFloat 2022.

AFloat 2022 will be held September 11-14, 2022 in Portland, Maine

Preparing the US for Floating Wind

Along with the US West Coast, the Gulf of Maine (GOM) is poised to become the birthplace of the nation’s floating offshore wind industry. The 156GW offshore wind resource in the GOM is in close proximity to the New England region where electricity prices are some of the highest in the nation. With a tri-state BOEM task force in place, ambitious renewable energy policies in Maine and other Northeast states, advances in technology, and lowering costs, floating offshore wind is gaining significant momentum. To seize the opportunity, technical, regulatory, and permitting challenges must be addressed. AFloat 2021 brings together leading experts to address these drivers and challenges to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US.


Hear from U.S. Floating Industry Leaders

Thank you to our AFloat sponsors
Avangrid Renewables

Avangrid Renewables - Platinum Sponsor

Avangrid Renewables is at the forefront of transforming the way the U.S. produces and uses energy.

RWE Renewables - Gold Sponsor

RWE Renewables - Gold Sponsor

RWE Renewables Americas ranks among the top 10 onshore wind companies in the U.S. and the number of projects in the U.S. is growing.

New England Aqua Ventus - Gold Sponsor

New England Aqua Ventus - Gold Sponsor

Leading the development of a single turbine 11 MW floating offshore wind demonstration project using UMaine's VolturnUS technology off the Maine coast.

Diamond Offshore Wind - Gold Sponsor

Diamond Offshore Wind - Gold Sponsor

We are dedicated to supplying local neighborhoods with clean, dependable energy and economic growth by harnessing the wind.

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  • US Department of Energy logo
  • NREL Logo
  • DNV-GL logo
  • BOEM Logo
  • EnBW Logo Web
  • Equinor Logo
  • Iberdrola logo
  • Principle Power
  • Delmar Systems Logo
  • Vryhof Anchors logo
  • National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium logo
  • American Bureau of Shipping Logo
  • Green Giraffe Logo
  • Marsh USA logo
  • Foley & Lardner

Over 60 Speakers and Panelists

AFloat speakers and session moderators include:
Governor Janet T. Mills

Governor Janet T. Mills

Governor of Maine

Keynote Speaker

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senator - Maine

Keynote Speaker

Alejandro Moreno

Alejandro Moreno

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, US Dept. of Energy

Keynote Speaker

Amanda Lefton

Amanda Lefton

Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Keynote Speaker

James Bennett

James Bennett

Program Manager for BOEM's Renewable Energy Program
Walt Musial

Walt Musial

Manager Offshore Wind, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Keynote Speaker

Carrie Cullen Hitt

Carrie Cullen Hitt

Executive Director, National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Photo of Dr. Habib Dagher

Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E.

Executive Director, University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center
Dr. Damian Brady

Dr. Damian Brady

Professor of Oceanography, University of Maine Darling Marine Center
Randy Male

Randy Male

Director, Boston Office, Green Giraffe
Nathan McKenzie

Nathan McKenzie

Technology Manager for Offshore Wind (R&D), U.S. Department of Energy
Anthony Viselli

Dr. Anthony Viselli, P.E.

manager of offshore model testing and structural design, University of Maine
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Joshua Singer, P.E.

OFFSHORE WIND PORTS LEAD, MOFFATT & NICHOL
Leo Bello

Leo Bello

Managing Director, Vryhof
Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz

Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz

Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

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Meghan Collins

Communications Manager, Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine

+1 207 581 2117

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