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Keynote: Walt Musial, Offshore Wind Leader, National Renewables Energy Laboratory, Floating Wind Worldwide and US Market Status
September 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Status of floating offshore wind globally including technology advances and market outlook.
Walt Musial is a principal engineer and leads the offshore wind research platform at NREL, where he has worked for 31 years. In 2003, he initiated the offshore wind energy research program, which focuses on a range of industry needs and critical technology challenges. Walt also developed and ran NREL’s full-scale blade and drivetrain testing facilities for 15 years. Earlier, Walt worked as a test engineer for five years in the commercial wind energy industry in California. He has authored more than 100 publications and holds two patents.
B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst