Here are the key topics discussed in July 20

DAY 1 - July 18, 2022

7:30am - 9:00am (EST)

Registration / Breakfast Briefing

9:00am - 9:20am (EST)

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.

MODERATOR: Jim Lanard CEO Magellan Wind

9:20am - 9:40am (EST)

Presentation: The Key to Success in US Offshore Wind

  • Hear from the world leading offshore wind developer Orsted.
  • Hear key takeaways for investors, regulators, developers, and suppliers.
  • Learn how to execute your offshore wind strategy in these next crucial years.

David Hardy CEO Orsted North America

9:40am - 10:25am (EST)

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

Hakan Ozmen EVP Projects Business & CEO Prysmian Power Link

Tristan Grimbert President & CEO EDF Renewables

Bill White President & CEO Avangrid Renewables Offshore

Philippe Kavafyan CEO Aker Offshore Wind

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

10:25am - 11:10am (EST)

Exhibition & Coffee

11:10am - 11:30am (EST)

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.

David Hochschild Chair California Energy Commission

11:30am - 12:15pm (EST)

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.

Alla Weinstein CEO Castle Wind

Sean O’Donnell Board Member BlueFloat Energy

Necy Sumait Chief, Renewable Energy BOEM

Jim Lanard CEO Magellan Wind

Moderator: Ty Johnson Bracewell - Senior Counsel Bracewell

12:15pm - 12:35pm (EST)

Keynote Presentation: Cradle to Cradle – Building the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain

  • The Balance of Plant (BOP) is everything but the turbine
  • BOP represents over 50% of the CAPEX of an offshore wind farm and provides a significant opportunity for the US OSW supply chain
  • In addition to building new supply chain resources for OSW, the US can transition its existing oil & gas supply chain to OSE (and other renewables)

Jason Folsom VP Renewables Business Development Aker Solutions

12:35pm - 2:05pm (EST)


Track 1: Infrastructure

2:05pm - 2:50pm (EST)

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

David Korris Board Chair Connecticut Port Authority

John Regan Director of Policy and External Affairs New Bedford Port Authority

Andrew Hargens CDO MassPort

Moderator: Jennifer Daloisio CEO Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Track 2: Construction and Installation

2:05pm - 2:50pm (EST)

Panel: Proper Risk Transfer During the Construction and Operation of An Offshore Wind Project

  • Tying warranties, indemnities, liquidated damages, and insurance together to ensure proper risk transfer
  • How knock-for-knock indemnification affects liability risk transfer
  • The Jones Act - - it’s not just about the vessels
  • How coverage differs based upon geography - - US vs. ROW

John Norman Risk Manager Vineyard Wind 1

Justin Johns CFO Mayflower Wind

Nicolas Sanloup Managing Director of the Americas Linxon

2:50pm - 3:20pm (EST)

Break: Networking / Exhibition

3:20pm - 4:05pm (EST)

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.

Carlos Garcia Policy Manager, Federal Policy Bloom Energy

Andrea Pirondini CEO Prysmian Group

Peter Shattuck President Anbaric

Joshua Bennett VP Offshore Wind Dominion Energy

MODERATOR: Chris Seiple Vice Chairman Energy Transition Power and Renewables Practice Wood Mackenzie

4:05pm - 4:50pm (EST)

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?

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

Abe Silverman Executive Policy Counsel New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Moderator: John Dalton President Power Advisory

3:20pm - 4:05pm (EST)

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?

Claire Richer Federal Affairs Director The American Clean Power Association

Jennifer Carpenter President American Waterways

Aaron Smith President & CEO Offshore Marine Service Association

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

4:05pm - 4:50pm (EST)

Panel: Hydrogen Energy – the Key to Unlocking the Power of Offshore Wind?

  • Anticipate transmission bottlenecks and discuss the power green hydrogen can hold in energy regulation.
  • Hear about the latest hydrogen energy storage plans in the US and learn from European success stories.
  • Should developers get ahead of the game and start implementing hydrogen into offshore wind projects now?

Antonio Fayad H2 Strategy & Origination EDPR

Doreen Harris President, CEO NYSERDA

Patrick Woodcock Commissioner Massachusetts Dept of Energy Resources

Geoff Gunn Associate Principal Arup

MODERATOR: Kevin Knobloch Acting Executive Director National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium

5:00pm - 6:30pm (EST)

Networking drinks

DAY 2 - July 19, 2022

Track 1: Project Planning

8:30am - 9:15am (EST)

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?

Tim Sullivan President and CEO NJEDA

Georges Sassine Vice President, Large Scale Renewables NYSERDA

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

Sid Nathan Vice President Rise Light and Power

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

9:15am - 10:00am (EST)

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.

Jessica Stromberg Deputy Chief, Environment Branch for Renewable Energy BOEM

John Cossa General Counsel FPISC

Bryan Stockton Head of Regulatory Affairs Orsted

Moderator: Nicole Verdi Senior Manager for Government Affairs & Policy Orsted

10:00am - 10:45am (EST)

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?

Shayan Haque Autonomous Solutions for Offshore Renewables, Maritime and Geosciences iXblue

Edward LeBlanc Head of Marine Affairs Orsted

Jason Ericson Director Environmental Dominion Energy

MODERATOR: Nikki Buffa Partner Latham Watkins

Track 2: Project Execution

8:30am - 8:55am (EST)

Presentation: Identifying and Reducing Litigation Risk for Offshore Wind Projects

  • Discuss trends in litigation for offshore projects and learn how to reduce litigation risk to project authorizations
  • Find out how changes in regulations pose challenges for projects undergoing review or already approved
  • Establish what level of partnership is needed with state and federal regulators
  • and how to review and evaluate issues as they arise
  • Review the importance of a complete record to project success

Matthew C. Brewer Environmental Counsel Sidley

Peter Whitfield Environmental Partner Sidley

8:55am - 9:15am (EST)

Project execution update: New England Aqua Ventus Floating Demonstration

  • Unique VolturnUS 11 MW Floating Concrete Semisubmersible Hull will demonstrate local fabrication. Industrialization methods for the Hull fabrication are already in place and local project scale-up and fabrication can be replicated around the US and the World.
  • FEED completed and detailed design under way, led by the University of Maine, with ABS certification. Project sponsors are the US DOE, RWE, and Diamond Offshore Wind.
  • Hull is designed and fabricated like a concrete bridge, so bridge contractors can become hull contractors.

Dr. Anthony Viselli Executive Director University of Maine

9:15am - 10:00am (EST)

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)

Ed Hillier Associate Director Charles Taylor Adjusting

MODERATOR: Theodore Paradise Chief Policy and Legal Officer Hexicon

10:00am - 10:45am (EST)

Panel: Construction Challenges: Building in an environment of constrained resources, extreme market volatility and a new geography

  • Tackle challenges related to availability shifts, the Jones Act, as well as the limited number of suppliers that can deliver long-term, reliable solutions to get your projects off the ground
  • Discuss financing, procurement and construction bottlenecks and the potential solutions to ensure a successful project in the rapidly progressing market of offshore wind in the U.S.
  • Learn how to address risk in a volatile, expanding market and how supply chain and construction executives can play a fundamental role in addressing safety and workforce challenges for successful and safe projects

Karl Humberson Director Generation Construction Dominion Energy

Sidney Florey President DEME Offshore US LLC

Hayes Framme Head of New Markets and Supply Chain Ørsted

MODERATOR: Scott Greer Partner King & Spalding

10:45am - 11:15am (EST)

Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:00pm (EST)

Keynote Panel: The Evolution of Debt and Tax Equity 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

Jesse McDougall Head of Export Finance, North America UK Export Finance

Luke Liu VP Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Moderator: John Leonti Partner Troutman Pepper

12:00pm - 12:45pm (EST)

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

Doug Copeland Senior Director of Offshore EDF Renewables North America

Fabio Fracaroli Senior Director Renewable Segment North America Hitachi Energy

Adrienne Downey US and Canada Country Manager Hexicon

Moderator: Marlene Motyka Principal Deloitte

12:45pm - 2:00pm (EST)


2:00pm - 2:20pm (EST)

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

2:20pm - 3:05pm (EST)

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

Jim Bennett Program Manager BOEM

Wes Jacobs Senior Project Director Offshore Wind Invenergy

John Cossa General Counsel FPISC

moderator: Adrienne Downey US and Canada Country Manager Hexicon