The industry shaping agenda

Registration and coffee

Presentation: US offshore wind: A Market Update

  • Forecast the installed capacity to 2030 and 2050 to help you effectively plan your projects in 2022 and beyond.
  • Prevent project delays and learn about the supply chain requirements and potential bottlenecks you may face.
  • Hear key takeaways for investors, regulators, developers, and suppliers on how the market will evolve.

Keynote Interview: Federal plan for USOW

  • Learn about the federal plan for USOW and the role it will play in the decarbonization of the energy sector.

Amanda Lefton Director BOEM

Nichola Groom Correspondent Reuters

CEO Keynote discussion on how to accelerate the development US offshore wind.

  • Accelerate development of projects, ratio, and infrastructure, with advice from industry CEOs on what is required to increase momentum.
  • Listen to CEO’s reflect on the current regulatory and financial support mechanisms in place for US offshore wind and what additional support is needed to meet or exceed the 30 GW by 2030 federal target.
  • Identify solutions to the key risks and challenges facing the US offshore wind project development pipeline to benefit local business, environment, and workforce.

Michael Brown CEO Mayflower Wind

Tristan Grimbert President & CEO EDF Renewables

Bill White President & CEO Avangrid Renewables Offshore

Hakan Ozmen President and CEO Prysmian Powerlink

Philippe Kavafyan CEO Aker Offshore Wind

Moderator: John Michael Partner – Energy Transactions & Projects Vinson & Elkins

Exhibition & Coffee

Keynote Presentation: California Unlocked

  • Get an update on offshore wind development goals set by California against its wider renewable energy plan.
  • Receive an update on Morro Bay and Humboldt leases and auctions and potential lease awards.
  • Review the steppingstones to reach commercial scale offshore wind in California and solutions to the challenges the industry will face.

Panel: Keynote Panel: California Unlocked

  • Discuss the pathway to 4.5 GW and what is required to reach commercial scale
  • Identify the status and upgrades required for transmission, port infrastructure, and workforce.
  • Review the technological breakthroughs in floating wind turbines components and LCOE reduction pathway.

Carlos Martin Rivals CEO BlueFloat Energy

Alla Weinstein CEO Castle Wind

Necy Sumait Chief, Renewable Energy BOEM

James Cotter Vice President Offshore Wind Americas Shell New Energies

Jim Lanard CEO Magellan Wind

Lunch and Exhibition

Track 1 Infrastructure

Panel: Review of port upgrades and activities: what are the remaining challenges to tackle?

  • 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.
  • How can port infrastructure be optimized to better support the industry in the long-term?

Cathie Vick Chief Development and Government Affairs Officer Virginia Port Authority

Thomas Morkan Director MARAD

Andrew Hargens CDO MassPort

Patrick Woodcock Commissioner Massachusetts Dept of Energy Resources

Moderator: Bruce Carlisle Managing Director Offshore Wind Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Interactive Sessions – Roundtables and Workshops

  • Implementing Transmission Solutions
  • Port Upgrading and Retooling
  • Vessel Opportunities

Break: Networking/ Exhibition

Panel: Grid Integration: Perspectives from transmission developers and technology providers

  • Map the timeline for getting the transmission technology up to date and ready to transmit energy to millions of American homes.
  • Hear about the latest innovations in transmission that developers are presenting to transmit this unprecedented amount of energy.

Jose Restropo Global Head of Engineering Linxon

Carlos Garcia Policy Manager, Federal Policy Bloom Energy

Andrea Pirondini CEO Prysmian Group

Panel: Grid Integration Developments Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

  • Understand the current plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic of the US East Coast for the transmission of US Offshore Wind power to American homes.
  • What is the inter-state coordination plans to transmit the energy produced by Offshore Wind farms?
  • What are the lessons learned from the New Jersey State Agreement and are they applicable to other regions?

Moderator: John Dalton President Power Advisory

Andrew Burke Business Development Manager in Offshore Wind Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions

Al McBride Director Transmission Strategy & Services ISO-NE

Girish Behal VP NY Power Authority

Judy Chang Undersecretary of Energy Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Gregory Lampman Director NYSERDA

Joe DeLosa Bureau Chief - Bureau of Federal & Regional Policy New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Track 2 Construction and Installation

Panel: Procurement - How are Contracting Models Evolving for Offshore Wind?

  • Is multi-contracting the way forward for developers to gain control of their assets and a higher chance of a smaller outturn cost? Can it be made more accessible to newer developers with smaller teams, without proposing a higher financial risk.
  • How can the risks involved with EPCI contracting be reduced, and are there enough contractors in the US capable of taking on these projects?

Scott Greer Partner King & Spalding

Break: Networking/ Exhibition

Panel: Vessel Options for Jones Act Compliance

  • What are the near-term marine logistics solutions and vessel capabilities required to install the first projects?
  • Discuss the current available Jones Act compliant offshore wind installation vessels, or lack of, for such roles as feeder solutions, lift boats and floating solutions.
  • What are the risks for Developers and their sub-contractors regarding the supply chain elements as they are today?

Edward LeBlanc Head of Marine Affairs Orsted

Panel: The business case for privately funded Jones Act Compliant offshore wind installation vessels

  • Learn about risk mitigation strategies that have helped offshore wind installation vessels acquire sustainable, long-term funding
  • What are the longer-term prospects for privately funded Jones Act compliant vessels in the U.S. or other regions?
  • Receive case studies from existing vessels which have successfully acquired private funding

Charlie Papavizas Partner and Chair, Maritime and Admiralty Practice Winston & Strawn LLP

(GT Hollett)

Registration and coffee

Track 1: Project Planning

Local Content: Solving the Chicken-and-the-Egg Paradox

  • Understand the inter-state collaboration approach that will contribute to build a domestic supply chain and ultimately, improve U.S. economy
  • Learn how the offshore wind ecosystem is partnering to bring back offshore wind into the U.S. economical hub
  • Learn how to approach local content as projects and pressure margins increase. Does each state have the means to rely on this, or is a balance between imports and local content necessary?

Patrick Woodcock Commissioner Massachusetts Dept of Energy Resources

Georges Sassine Vice President, Large Scale Renewables NYSERDA

Sid Nathan Vice President Rise Light and Power

MODERATOR: Bruce Carlisle Managing Director Offshore Wind Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Panel: Permitting 30 GW. Procedural organisation and regulatory process

  • Gain an understanding on what the current permitting process for US Offshore Wind is, from Environmental Impact Assessments to permit for leases.
  • Learn about the role of FPISC in US Offshore Wind permitting processes.
  • Hear about the necessary steps that have been taken to streamline the permitting process and accelerate developer’s permitting requests.

Michelle Morin Chief, Environment Branch Office of Renewable Energy Programs BOEM

John Cossa General Counsel FPISC

Paul Phifer Permitting Manager Atlantic Shores

Bryan Stockton Head of Regulatory Affairs Orsted

Panel: Sharing the Ocean

  • Understand the environmental implications and concerns for US Offshore Wind and its impact on marine and avian biodiversity, and the technological advancements needed to reduce them.
  • What will be the impact of US Offshore Wind on the fishing industry?
  • How do we share the ocean and form amicable relationships with those who utilise the sea and overcome “not in my backyard” impact?

Alexandra Daum Deputy Commissioner and CIO Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Edward LeBlanc Head of Marine Affairs Orsted

Olivier Cervantes VP Energy Market iXblue

Jason Ericson Director Environmental Dominion Energy

Track 2 Project Execution

Panel: Project Execution to improve installation, operational performance, and value

  • 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?

Panel: Fast and furious – Revealing how ready the US offshore wind is for the insurance market

  • Understand specific challenges to consider when insuring US offshore wind.
  • Explore lessons learnt in Europe to create a sustainable risk transfer market from the outset.
  • Find out the impact of natural catastrophe on offshore wind, drawing from experience in Asia?
  • Discuss the associated risks from supply chain and vessel availability in building out in a new territory, while navigating specific legislation (e.g. Jones Act)

Jonny Atkins Offshore Wind Underwriter Travelers

Carol Stark North American Renewable Energy Leader Aon

O&M, onshore/offshore marine logistics

  • Receive crucial information regarding health and safety and efficiency of construction, transportation, and installation of vessels
  • With O&M expenditure exponentially increasing as projects take-off, how do we push for improved economies of scale to reduce cost expenditure.
  • Is building in-house O&M worth the costs, with diminishing subsidies and increasing development costs.


Coffee Break

Presentation: Regulatory Updates – federal leases and siting on the OCS

  • Hear from BOEM’s leaders on their siting and leasing updates on the East and West Coasts.
  • How will their plan help reach the 30GW by 2030 goal set by the Biden Administration?
  • What impacts will these leases have on producing greener energy in the US?

Jim Bennett Program Manager BOEM

Keynote Presentation: Driving US offshore wind innovations with new technology

  • What innovations will lower the LCOE of US offshore wind?
  • Understand the required innovations that are specific to USA geography, economy and local content.

Panel: The global energy transition and role of Offshore Wind in the US

  • What is the role of Offshore Wind power in the global energy crisis and in the context of climate change?
  • Hear the analysis on how US Offshore Wind will help drive the USA’s plans to build-back-better, supported by the Biden-Harris Administration.
  • Understand what the benefits of this global energy transition are for the USA, for the economy and the environment.

Seth Kaplan Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs Ocean Winds

Hanson Wood Regional SVP, Development - West Region at EDF Renewables North America EDF Renewables

Adrienne Downey US and Canada Country Manager Hexicon

Marlene Motyka Principal Deloitte

Fabio Fracaroli Senior Director Renewable Segment North America Hitachi


Keynote Panel: The routes to Project Financing in US Offshore Wind

  • Gain an understanding on the evolution of financing for US offshore wind from Debt and Tax Equity experts.
  • Learn how can offshore wind farms be financed and the available structures for investors.
  • Understand risk factors at play and how to de-risk US projects.

Martin Pasqualini Managing Director CCA

Matt Curtin Director MUFG

UK Export Finance TBC

Keynote Panel: State Procurement for Offshore Wind

  • Analyze the legal provisions such as The Federal Policy Act preventing states from using the procurement processes seen in the established European offshore wind market.
  • How procurement differs between states through PPA’s and OREC’s, and how to coordinate a market for regional procurement in all states resulting in a straightforward opportunity to plan and invest capital.
  • How is economic development and political change impacting the in-state procurement process?

Confirmation from NJEDA, NYSERDA

Jennifer Palestrant Chief Deputy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Virginia Department of Energy

Katie Theoharides Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Doreen Harris President, CEO NYSERDA

Panel: Expanding for New Development on the East Coast – Developing the New York Bight

  • After a decade of momentum, the New York Bight will open unlimited possibilities for the US Offshore Wind industry with 8 new leases of projects and unleash unlimited investments.
  • Find out what are the next steps to prepare: from grid integration, to supply chain and port infrastructure.
  • Hear the updates and analysis from experts on what the NY Bight will create for the USA, its economy, job line-up, and environment.

Nabil Hitti Head of Offshore Wind National Grid

Joshua Weinstein VP Invenergy