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Creating a roadmap for a new renewable energy grid

Connecting 30 GW of wind energy to the electric grid is one of the biggest challenges (and supply chain opportunities) facing the U.S. offshore wind industry. Subsea cable installation, shared grid ownership, underwater mapping, cable landings, and shoreside substations are a few of the infrastructure requirements needed to realize the federal 2030 energy goal.

Join us in Charleston, South Carolina to learn how your business can be part of the solution to building these underwater cable highways and their inter-connection systems.

Pricing

Registration

Speaker Admission

$395

Member Admission

$495

Non-Member Admission

$595

SUMMIT AGENDA

NOVEMBER 9, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration Open & Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:40 – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Morning Discussion: Lessons Learned from the SAA and Next Steps:

New Jersey’s State Agreement Approach (SAA) is seen by many as a first step towards the holistic grid planning that is needed to fully unleash the U.S. offshore wind industry. While the decision from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJPBU) is due in October, the initial results have already been stunning – 80 submissions from a dozen developers. What are the advantages and limitations of the SAA approach, and should it be replicated beyond New Jersey? 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Perspectives 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Facilitated Discussion: What Went Right and What Came up Short?

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break

10:45 – 11:10 a.m.
Presentation

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion: Expanding to Other States

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Keynote Address
1:20 – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Discussion, Part One: Practical Considerations of a Shared Grid

This summer saw additional movement towards coordinated grid development with both Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and New York State Energy & Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) encouraging project developers to plan for a shared or meshed grid in the New York Bight. With advancement comes discovery of new challenges – the New York Bight may end up illuminating the practical considerations of shared grid development, from engineering to insurance and liability.

1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
Perspectives

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion: Expanding to Other States

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break
3:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Afternoon Discussion, Part Two: New Models to Unlock 110 GW: Financing and Regulating the Big Ideas:

Building a grid capable of supporting 110 GW of offshore wind requires big thinking and deep pockets. With a report due out next year, the Department of Energy will illuminate a path forward, including benefits of a planned grid. Even with a roadmap, sticky questions remain about encouraging wider state participation, financing what is likely a large price tag, and putting in place a flexible regulatory structure to facilitate rapid offshore wind deployment. Can ratepayers support a full build-out, even if it is optimized? Or will alternative funding measures be required? How will a coordinated grid be regulated?

3:00 – 3:20
Perspectives 

3:20 – 4:45pm
Facilitated Discussion: New Models to Unlock 110 GW

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:20-8:30 a.m.
Recap & Welcome Back
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Early Grid Lessons from the First U.S. Projects

While the U.S. market is still in its early stages, project developers have been designing, surveying, lining up suppliers, and even commencing construction. Project leaders will review early lessons from the U.S. market, how they have had to change and adapt their plans, and what solutions are still needed.

9:20 – 10:05 a.m.
Strategies to Mitigate Cable Landings Impacts

As the U.S. offshore wind industry finally moves into the construction phase, cable landings have become flash points for organized opposition to offshore wind projects, threatening to derail project timelines and the market’s advancement. What is the industry learning about how to navigate these contentious conversations and what are new strategies or construction techniques to be adopted?   

10:05 – 10:25 a.m.
Networking Break
10:30 – 11:10 a.m.
Cable Design & Challenges for Floating Offshore Wind

With the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s unlocking of deeper waters for offshore wind development, the floating offshore wind industry has arrived in the U.S. With it come unanswered questions regarding cable and grid components, installation techniques, and unknown permitting hurdles the industry could face. Industry experts will illuminate the challenges that floating offshore wind technology brings and what it means for the wider industry.

11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
Closing Remarks
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Hotel & Venue

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 229403
Phone Number: (843) 722-0600
Accommodations in Charleston, South Carolina
 
The OSW Grid & Transmission Summit will be held in the Francis Marion Hotel. The Network has secured a block of discounted hotel rooms for Summit attendees. Use this link to book your room at the discounted rate. Please note that the hotel discount ends Sunday, October 9.
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Host Sponsor

Nexans

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SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP

The OSW Grid & Transmission Summit will bring together 150+ professionals working in the grid, transmission, and cables sectors. The two-day Summit offers your business an opportunity to showcase your products and services directly to industry professionals with purchasing power. Download our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF to learn more.
COVID-19

Health & Safety Guidelines

The 2022 Grid & Transmission Summit will follow the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines detailed on the Network website. The Business Network for Offshore Wind is firmly committed to the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors – your health and well-being is our number one priority. The Network has put the following COVID-19 health and safety standards in place that strictly adheres to guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure safe and successful industry events. Please take the time to review our guidelines.