America’s new ocean energy resource

The U.S. has a vast offshore wind energy resource. Our shores possess a power potential of more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW), nearly double the nation's current electricity use. This potential presents an enormous opportunity to deliver large amounts of clean and reliable electricity to the country’s largest population centers, where it’s needed most.

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Offshore 2014 - Designing Offshore Foundations for US Conditions

Offshore wind turbines are coming to the United States but developers are addressing new challenges to the structural designs presented by unique environmental conditions such as the possibility of hurricanes fresh water ice and deeper water. These presentations will focus on mostly fixed bottom systems. Tried and true methods used in shallow Baltic and North Sea sites such as monopiles may not be optimal for certain surface and bottom conditions found along our coasts. The session aims to emphasize real technology solutions and indeed advances that are being developed today and which may likely be embodied in the very first US projects.

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Offshore 2014 - DOE Advance Technology Demonstration Project Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded continued funding to three advanced technology demonstration projects. Dominion Virginia Power Fishermen’s Energy and Principle Power will each receive up to $50.6 million dollars to complete their designs and construct their projects off Virginia New Jersey and Oregon respectively. Learn how the innovative foundations turbines and other project features will help lower the costs offshore wind and accelerating permitting timelines. Find out where each team is in their design and permitting work and how they will meet DOE’s goal of being commissioned before the end of 2017. This general session concluding Offshore WINDPOWER 2014 will show that momentum is building and the future is bright for offshore wind in the U.S. – making you eager for Offshore WINDPOWER 2015 next year!

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Offshore 2014 - Key Issues for Financing Offshore Wind

Financing is a critical stage in the development of a utility-scale offshore wind farm. What are the latest trends? What are the sources of funding? What risks are the investors and the lenders willing to assume? And how will those risks – and associated costs – be managed? Presentations shed light on financing strategies in Europe and the approaches they expect to take to finance projects here in the U.S.

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Offshore 2014 - Partnering to Reduce Cost

Cost reduction efforts in the UK and in Germany suggest that costs can be reduced by between 32% and 39% by 2020. Approximately 20% of that reduction will come from reductions in technology costs primarily new turbines and innovations in support structures. These same studies indicate however that the LCOE from offshore wind can further be reduced by 15% to 20% through concerted and collaborative public/private efforts in pre-development/development supply chain efficiencies installation and operations and maintenance transmission solutions and financing. This panel explores the various partnerships aimed at reducing costs and opportunities for coastal states to act regionally to effect a reduction in the non-technology drivers of LCOE for offshore wind. Find out what individual states can do what they can and should do together and how they can partner with industry to lower cost.

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Offshore 2014 - Smart Ocean Planning

Comprehensive smart-ocean planning is designed to enable sustainable and productive uses of ocean resources while protecting the health of our ocean and helping to accelerate the development of offshore wind. It gathers the best available science both for ecological and socio-economic variables to be used for management decisions provides a forum for agencies to coordinate their management efforts and empowers stakeholders to determine the future of their ocean spaces.The foundation of ocean planning is the assembly of accurate ocean data for ecological resources and human uses of ocean space. As of January 2014 the Northeast Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions have launched data portals that are providing valuable information relevant to ocean businesses including offshore wind developers. Learn more about how smart planning is helping to move the industry forward.

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Offshore 2014 - The Key Ingredients for a Successful Offshore Transmission Project

Designing and installing transmission offshore whether it is for wind MHK cables or to relieve system congestion is no easy task. Now that projects are underway in the US this diverse panel of both US and European expertise will explore the best practices and procedures to consider when developing offshore cable systems from regulatory and permitting through to installation and system commissioning.

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Offshore 2014 -Advance in Metocean and Resource Assessment

Offshore 2014 - Advance in Metocean and Resource Assessment

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Offshore 2015 - Advances in Technological Applications

Advances in Technological Applications Technology advancements provide one of the most encouraging solutions for reducing the cost of offshore wind as they continue to drive the cost down for onshore wind. This session gives an overview of the current state of technology as well as future areas of innovation. Experts then focus on a few technologies that provide promising solutions to challenges such as assessing underwater noise impacts new offshore modeling tools and aircraft LIDAR observations for wake-free variability in wind speed and direction. Learn how better science technology can lead to lower costs and quicker regulatory approval.Session Chair: Gregory M. Matzat PE Senior Advisor Offshore Wind Technologies U.S. Department of Energy Philip Totaro CEO Totaro Associates Latest Offshore Technology Innovation Trends Offshore Supply Chain Ramp Up Amy Robertson Senior Engineer National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) State of the Art of Offshore Wind Modeling Tools and Their Verification/Validation Lynn C. Sparling Assoc. Professor University of Maryland Baltimore CountyDAWN Aircraft LiDAR Observations of Offshore Winds: Turbine-to-Turbine Variability in the Wind Across the Maryland Wind Energy Area Frank Thomsen Senior Marine Scientist DHIHow Do We Reduce the Impact of Underwater Noise from Offshore Wind Farms?

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Offshore 2015 - Benefiting from Lessons Learned: Bridging the Divide Between Europe and North America

Benefiting from Lessons Learned: Bridging the Divide Between Europe and North America One benefit for the slower start of the offshore wind industry in the U.S. is we can take advantage of the lessons learned by others. This session explores some of the lessons from projects in Europe Block Island and Great Lakes. Speakers closely involved in projects will speak to lessons learned in project design optimization permitting environmental monitoring foundations and more. Learn the lessons that will be most valuable to your work in this dynamic panel discussion. Session Chair: Doug Copeland Regional Development Manager EDF Renewable EnergyGareth Lewis Director Co-Regional Head EMEA Renewables Consulting Group Gero Vella Project Development Manager RES Lorry Wagner PhD President LEEDCO Clint Plummer Vice President Development Deepwater Wind James F. Bennett Chief Office of Renewable Energy Programs Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) U.S. Department of the Interior

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Offshore 2015 - Closing General Session: Developers Roundtable

Offshore 2015 - Closing General Session: Developers Roundtable

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Offshore 2015 - Finance Policy and Public Support

Finance Policy and Public Support This panel brings together experts from disparate fields to examine the three-legged stool that supports a viable offshore wind industry: financing public policy and public support. Panelists draw upon what has worked in Europe what's happening in the U.S. and the body of work on public opinion to explore the critical role of state policy - and public support for offshore wind-- in securing the affordable financing essential to the viability of offshore wind projects and to the steady growth of a U.S. offshore wind industry. Session Chair: Stephanie McClellan PhD Director Special Initiative on Offshore WindJerome Guillet PhD Managing Director Green Giraffe Energy Bankers Madeleine Tan Partner Head of Project Development Finance Kaye Scholer LLP Jeremy Firestone PhD Professor University of Delaware Center for Carbon-free Power Integration (CCPI) Nils Bolgen Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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Offshore 2015 - Key Project Design Considerations

Key Project Design Considerations It’s clear that the future success of offshore wind energy will rely on scaling up and bringing the cost of energy down. Building on previous sessions that have explored how costs are lowered through policy and technological advances this session examine less talked about strategies in cable risk mitigation market pathways for new technology and product development and optimizing project design layout. To help encourage more technology breakthroughs hear how offshore wind RD will get a boost with a new unique offshore wind modeling facility that will support the development of more cost effective turbine and foundation technologies. Find out which of these new tools and strategies have the potential of bringing the cost down for particular projects and technology. Session Chair: Kevin Pearce Business Development Manager SiemensCharles Nordstrom PE Senior Associate BVG Associates Stepping Stone Markets for Floating Foundations Marc Costa Ros Senior Manager Carbon Trust Cable Burial: The Biggest Insurance Risk to the Offshore Wind Industry Anthony M. Viselli Research Engineer Advanced Structures and Composites CenterFederally Funded W2 Wind Wave-Basin to Support the Offshore Wind Industry Chris Elkinton Offshore Technical Lead DNV GLCost Reduction – We’ve Been Asking the Wrong Question