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Keynote/Welcome from the Honorable Janet Mills, Governor of Maine

Governor Mills signs LD 994, a bill to advance the New England Aqua Ventus demonstration project and the Maine Offshore Wind Initiative. June 19, 2019. Governor Mills signed renewable energy and climate action bills increasing renewable electricity to 80% by 2030, and 100% by 2050, and reducing climate change pollution Read more…

Keynote: Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Update on the Biden Administration’s Offshore Wind Plans

Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy Alejandro Moreno directs the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy's (EERE) renewable energy applied research, development, and demonstration activities for the geothermal, solar energy, and wind and water power technology offices. In addition, he oversees EERE's energy Read more…

SESSION 1: Hull Technologies

What are the recent developments in floating hull technologies? Panelists will each provide a 10-minute presentation on the technology, current projects, scale-up challenges to 15 MW turbines, including assembly and port facilities challenges. Presentations will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A.       Moderator: Dr. Anthony Viselli, PE, Manager, Read more…

SESSION 2: Design Tools, Codes and Standards

Standards for floating wind are evolving. This session will cover the status of current standards in the US and how the regulators are adapting to address the nascent floating systems. As the technology matures, the tools and standards for modeling and design are continuing to improve as well.  Moderator: Walt Read more…

SESSION 3: Leasing and Policy Activities in US Floating Offshore Wind

What is the status of leasing for floating projects in US water? BOEM and States updates. Moderator: James Bennett, Chief, BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs Panelists: Overview of floating work at BOEM – James Bennett, Chief, BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs California – State update Eli Harland, California Read more…

SESSION 4: Business Perspective: Floating Projects Developers Panel

What are the Developer's plans for the US floating market? What are the challenges and opportunities? What suggestions do developers have for the US and State Administrations and policy makers? Moderator: Dr. Habib Dagher, PE, Exec. Director, University of Maine ASCC Panelists: Eric Thumma, Senior Director, New Business, Iberdrola Renewables Read more…

SESSION 5: Environmental, Co-Existence and Outreach Panel

What are the key floating wind co-existence, environmental, outreach and permitting challenges on the East Coast? The West Coast? What are the fishing concerns and what new solutions are available? What are the mooring systems solutions to reduce fisheries impact in shallow and deepwater? Moderator: Prof. Damian Brady, School of Marine Read more…

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