Ready for Commercial Lift-off: U.S. Offshore Wind Joins Solar, Storage in Decarbonization Efforts
DATE: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
PRICE: $395 National SEIA/SEPA Members | $495 Non-members
(Workshop registration includes an Expo Hall pass)
Please note: Registration for this workshop is separate from Full Conference registration. You may register for this workshop independently.
When it comes to decarbonization, solar is only one piece of the puzzle. Comprehensive solutions require participation from across the renewable energy spectrum, including offshore wind. And today, the U.S. offshore wind industry is experiencing incredible momentum.
In 2016, the nation’s first offshore wind farm was commissioned off Block Island, Rhode Island, for a total of 30 MW of power. As of now, offshore wind projects totaling over 3,000 MW of capacity are contracted to provide electricity in eight states on the Eastern seaboard. Furthermore, the auction of three lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts in 2018 brought in more than $400 million alone!
With this market visibility, and ever-decreasing costs, the offshore wind industry is truly ready for commercial lift-off in the United States and provides yet another option to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint.
Attendees of this workshop will hear from leaders in the offshore wind sector, government officials, existing ocean users, environmental advocates, cross-sector allies, and other experts discuss the diverse opportunities and challenges of U.S. offshore wind development.