Interior Secretary, Senator set for Offshore WINDPOWER next week
October 18, 2013
U.S. offshore wind energy development has achieved major milestones in 2013, with several projects in the advanced development stages, successful competitive lease auctions and the U.S. Department of Energy’s major investment in advanced demonstration projects. Against that backdrop, the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, hosted in partnership with the Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC), will take place next week in Providence, R.I., with a strong lineup of industry leaders and top officials.
Keynoters for the premier offshore wind energy event in North America include Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan.
Another highlight: Presenting at the “Advancing Development through Federal Agency Leadership” session will be key federal agency leaders including:
- Steven Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Walter Cruickshank, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
- Sally Yozell, Director of Policy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Also at the event, which features an expansive exhibition at which all aspects of the industry will take concrete form, the winners of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Project Initiative will be participating in the closing general session, “U.S. DOE Demonstration Awards: Competitive Design to Deployment.” Attendees will learn how breakthrough projects will help to reduce costs, accelerate permitting timelines, and offer new options for U.S. offshore wind energy.
View the full, interactive schedule here.