Accelerate California Offshore Wind

June 7-8, 2022

Secure partners, win contracts and seize opportunities at America’s BIGGEST floating offshore wind event

Key themes: west coast siting, permitting, leasing, california policy, floating technology, engineering and design, mooring, dynamic cables, permitting and environmental impact, west coast supply chain, west coast ports infrastructure, west coast grid integration

The deep waters off the coast of California offer an estimated technical potential of 201 GW of floating wind capacity, four times the record peak power demand on the state’s grid. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimated that if California builds 10 GW of offshore wind, it could bring approximately $20 billion to California’s economy and create a total of 14,890 construction jobs by 2050.

More recently, The US Department of Interior has identified an area (the Morro Bay 399 Area) that will support 3 GW of offshore wind on roughly 399 sq mi (1,033 sq km) off central California, northwest of Morro Bay. It is also advancing Humboldt as a potential wind energy area offshore northern California. These two call areas will translate into a proposed sale notice for one lease sale auction, targeted for mid-2022. According to DOI, these initial areas for offshore wind development could bring up to 4.6 GW of energy to the grid, enough to power 1.6 million homes. However, there are many barriers to overcome before 4.6 GW vision can be realized.

This forum will discuss what the pathway to 4.6 GW looks like. Stakeholders and policy makers will answer crucial questions, such as: what scale and pace of offshore wind deployment is needed to kick start development whilst benefiting California’s energy system and its end users? What are the implications of a 4.6 GW build out on California’s renewable energy targets? What are the transmission and interconnection challenges? And on sharing the ocean with other users, the environment and wildlife?

Developing California’s first offshore wind farms - Morro Bay and Humboldt call areas

  • Connect with key policy makers to plan and coordinate California’s offshore wind industry.
  • Discuss port optimization and coordination required to serve California’s offshore wind supply chain.
  • Plan reliable marine logistics solutions, leveraging US flagged vessels.

Transmission & interconnection planning and coordination for Morro Bay and Humboldt call areas

  • Gain insight into regional planning initiatives which support transmission upgrades required for project development in California.
  • Understand the present transmission and interconnection constraints and development opportunities to resolve constraints in California.
  • Review the key challenges with developing Transmission infrastructure to support integration of offshore wind in California.

The California context for project risk management in offshore wind

  • Understand project risk nuances facing floating offshore wind projects and how to mitigate against them effectively.
  • Explore the insurance options and cost savings to safeguard floating wind assets and operations.
  • Learn how to effectively manage resources to create efficiencies in the supply chain, transmission, interconnections and workforce.

Who should attend? Anyone involved in the supply, development, construction, and operations of offshore wind turbines.

Primary job functions: C-Suite, SVP, VP, Heads of, Directors.

Technology developers

State institutions


Manufacturers


Project developers


Policy makers

Ports


Supply chain vendors

Advisory services (engineering, legal etc)


Transmission developers

Select your Attendee Profile below to learn how YOU will benefit

Top 5 benefits for Project Developer attendees

 

  1. Fast-track Permitting, Grid integration, infrastructure and remove development bottlenecks: meet and hear from industry leaders and solution providers to learn how to fast track permitting, grid integration and infrastructure planning
  2. Streamline the permitting process and get the permits you need: receive updates from BOEM about permitting and leasing activities on the US OCS and collaborate to create a streamlined and sustainable process
  3. Lock in your next US offshore wind Lease and grow your market share in US offshore wind: secure the right partners and suppliers, lock-in your investors, and beat the competition to win your next offshore wind lease.
  4. Build Partnerships and Joint ventures with international and local supply chains: identify serious industry collaborators, understand who they are, how they can support you to seal your next Joint Venture.
  5. Evaluate project risks and rewards across key geographical locations: get critical updates from BOEM, competing developers, supply chain and infrastructure planners to identify your next development project

Top 5 benefits for Supply Chain and Solution Provider attendees

 

  1. Win contracts and tenders in a rapidly expanding multi-billion-dollar OSW supply chain: In anticipation of 30+ GW of offshore wind by 2030. Meet with developers and state sponsors to plan pre-development and build new manufacturing sites, state-of-the-art installation vessels, and port facilities
  2. Receive the latest updates about developer choices for technology, construction & installation, manufacturing, and marine logistics, which will inform your near-term and long-term supply and service contract opportunities as project supply chain, infrastructure and local content decisions are made.
  3. Build Partnerships and Joint Ventures with leading offshore wind businesses. Identify serious industry collaborators. Understand who they are, what projects they are planning, and how you can support them to seal your next Joint Venture.
  4. Receive Local Content updates about state and project specific requirements. Identify how your products, services or solutions match up with existing project timelines and local content requirements.
  5. Demonstrate how you can help developers build successful projects. By attending you will have access to all decision makers from developer companies seeking your innovative products and solutions for pre-development, permitting, marine logistics, selection of major WTG components, installation solutions, manufacturing, O&M and much more.

Top 5 benefits for Policy Makers & Regulator attendees

 

  1. Collaborate with stakeholders to unleash wind energy areas in California and the East Coast to build a clean, responsible, and sustainable US offshore wind industry that supports local job creation, economic growth, and energy independence.
  2. Exceed 30 GW by 2030 Offshore Wind targets: meet and discuss the action plans with key federal institutions, departments, and industry stakeholders about how to make the stars align and turn decades of action into movement.
  3. Reflect, Reimagine and Redefine the Permitting Process. Collaborate with industry stakeholders to reimagine the permitting process and unlock the development pipeline and fast track new projects to meet the 30 GW by 2030 federal development target.
  4. Find solutions to your regulatory and policy challenges among thousands of local and international offshroe wind experts! Find solution providers, speak to all the developers, meet key influencers, gather info, assess risks, and solve your challenges throughout your time at this conference & expo.
  5. Drive economic opportunity throughout the heart of the USA: lock in the developers and supply chain to support America’s aggressive build-back-better infrastructure plan and clean energy agenda.

Who you'll meet at this event

Real decision-makers

Real diversity

Why attend our flagship US Floating Wind conference and exhibition?

  • Secure Market Share in the West Coast Offshore Wind Boom: Lock in your place as the preferred developer or partner and grow market share. Get updates on federal and state development plans and which key players are establishing themselves as market leaders in California.
  • Analyze Floating Technology, Engineering and Supply Chain reqirements for the US West Coast: explore market leading tehcnology, supply chain and engineering solutions that will lead US west coast offshore wind market expansion.
  • Evaluate OSW Investment and Project Risks specific to the West Coast Market: Get critical updates from federal, CA state and project leaders about policy, supply chain and infrastructure, helping you to evaluate risks and build a strategy to secure market share in the west coast OSW market
  • Build West Coast Partnerships and JV’s: Identify serious industry collaborators from the USA and Europe. Understand who they are, what projects they are planning, and upcoming opportunities for project partnerships and supply contracts
  • Network with up to 1000 West Coast offshore wind decision makers: This is the leading event for west coast offshore wind where you can network with ALL of the active players, from governments, developers, contractors, financiers and suppliers.

Join our leading US offshore wind industry events in 2022.

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