Offshore Wind 101: Outlook & Opportunities
November 5, 2020 | Online :: Central Time
The global offshore wind market is expected to witness exuberant growth through 2028, and North America is estimated to be the fastest growing market for offshore wind. A Wood Mackenzie report released on August 5, 2020 found as much as $166 billion could be gained by 2035, along with 80,000 jobs. These jobs can make a real difference in post-pandemic economic recovery. New developments are emerging every day, but to take advantage, you must have a comprehensive understanding of the offshore wind market.
As the offshore wind market gains traction, stakeholders are looking to meet the implementation challenges of upcoming projects, including environmental concerns, permitting considerations, regulatory delays, and financing challenges. This course will bring together a curated faculty of offshore wind experts for insight on:
- Status of the United States offshore wind market
- Global context and status of the Asian Pacific Market
- The latest offshore wind technology developments
- Permitting processes and environmental concerns
- Criteria for financing
- Best practices for development of viable projects
Register now to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about industry trends, upcoming projects, key financing, and emerging technological developments in the quickly evolving offshore wind market.
This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:
- Review the scope of offshore wind projects
- Get a deep dive into wind turbine and offshore wind technological advancements
- Discuss strategies for successful offshore wind project implementation
- Identify how to take advantage of tax benefits and incentives
- Explore best practices for successful project implementation, including siting and permitting
- Demonstrate an understanding of the economic benefits and potential of offshore wind
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
PowerPoint presentations, video, and Q&A will be used in the program.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 : Central Time
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. :: Welcome
9:05 – 10:15 a.m. :: Global & State Trends
The global Offshore Wind market is expected to witness exuberant growth through 2028, and North America is estimated to be the fastest growing market for offshore wind. (MarketsandMarkets Report 7/27). This session will detail the latest trends in the industry, both in the United States and globally, with a focus on the robust Asia – Pacific market.
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: An Overview of Offshore Wind Implementation
The prospects for offshore wind projects in the U.S. remain positive and support from public and private sectors remains strong. This panel will provide an overview of the implementation challenges of upcoming Offshore Wind projects, including environmental concerns, permitting considerations, regulatory delays, and financing challenges.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Offshore Wind Technology Overview
The rapid growth of offshore wind applications has presented new challenges to wind turbine engineers. This session will provide an overview of current offshore wind technology, and cover some of the challenges facing the growth of offshore wind technology.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Economic Benefits Potential of OSW
The Wood Mackenzie study released in August 2020 determined the U.S. Treasury stands to gain $1.7 billion by 2022 and the nation to achieve another 28 GW if federal lease auctions go forward. The report also found as much as $166 billion could be gained by 2035, along with 80,000 jobs annually. All of this would be dependent on lease auctions proceeding each year through 2022, however. In this session you’ll get a deep dive into the report and the expectations for continued growth of the offshore wind market in the U.S.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Finance
This session will discuss how to ensure projects are viable by taking advantage of tax benefit and incentive programs, and how projects can meet needed criteria for debt and equity financing.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Review and Q&A
Jason Busch, Executive Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust
Cherise Gaffney, Partner – Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources, Stoel Rives
Edgare Kerkwijk, Board Member, Asia Wind Energy Association
Chad Marriott, Partner, Stoel Rives
Walt Musial, Priincipal Engineer and Offshore Wind Lead, National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.
- You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
- You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
- If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
- The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.
Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ
If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event