Offshore Wind in the U.S.

Environmental Issue Focus

June 11, 2018

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Lucas Hall-Room 126

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Members, NGOs, Gov't: $95
Nonmembers: $140

The Business Network for Offshore Wind is introducing Floating Frontiers: Offshore Wind in the U.S., a series of one-day discussions focused on single topics – environmental science, technology, technical needs and advancements, research and development, and finance. This discussion is focused on environmental impacts and mitigation strategies including best practices from around the world.

Floating offshore wind technology is rapidly improving and will be implemented more as a renewable energy source over the next 5-10 years. The West Coast is a desirable area for floating offshore wind projects based on its water depth and the proximity to shore of the continental shelf. Learn about floating wind technology, global experiences, and local and global environmental perspectives and mitigation strategies.

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8:30–9:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:30 am Welcome Joan Barminski
BOEM Pacific Region
9:45 am Purpose and Objective of the Summit Liz Burdock
Business Network For Offshore Wind
9:50 am West Coast Perspectives Kevin Bannister
Principle Power Inc.
10:00 am West Coast Energy Policy and How Offshore Wind Can Contribute To Achieve Energy Targets (Electrification of the Transportation Sector, Increasing RPS and Carbon Tax) Heather O’Neal
Advanced Energy Economy
10:30 am West Coast Market Context: Climate/Renewables Policies & Offshore Wind Initiatives
• California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas
• Brian Young, Governor’s Clean Technology Sector Lead, Washington State
• Lori Biondini, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
11:15 am Participant Discussion and Feedback
11:30 am Status of Floating Platforms in the Global Market
• Factors and Forecast for Downward Power Price Trend – Stephen Wyatt, Catapult
• Up-to-date Status of the Global Floating Offshore Wind Market: Key Technologies, Principal Markets, Future Trends – Bruno Geschier, Ideol
Ross Tyler
Business Network for Offshore Wind (Moderator)
12:30–1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Insights on Environmental Protection from Other Nations and U.S. West Coast: Permitting and Consenting Policies for Floating Platforms
• Antoine Peiffer, Principle Power Inc.
• Doug Davy, Jacobs
• John Steinbeck, Tenera
• Kendra Kallevig-Childers – DNV GL
Jason Busch, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (Moderator)
2:30 pm Participant Discussion and Feedback
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Addressing Environmental Concerns Regarding Floating Platforms
• Jeremy Potter, BOEM Pacific Region
• Sandy Aylesworth, NRDC
• Garry George, Audubon
Catherine Bowes
National Wildlife Federation (Moderator)
4:30 pm Participant Discussion and Feedback
5:00 pm What More Needs to Be Done and How to Work Together Roundtable Discussion and Feedback Ross Tyler
Business Network for Offshore Wind


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