Network will host summits on Ports & Vessels, Grid & Transmission; other events include annual Ventus Gala, and a Business Forum in collaboration with Department of Energy
For Immediate Release: September 15, 2022
Media Contact: Melinda Skea | firstname.lastname@example.org | 202-709-9793
Baltimore – The Business Network for Offshore Wind today published its 2022 Fall Schedule for offshore wind energy events. The line-up includes new Network events focused on key industry sectors, from ports and vessels to grid and transmission. Other in-person events include an Offshore Wind Business Forum as part of the Department of Energy’s Global Clean Energy Action Forum and the second annual Ventus Gala, the premier celebration of offshore wind.
Preview of Fall 2022 Network Events (September – December):
to request a press pass to a Network event, contact Melinda Skea
Global Clean Energy Action Forum: Offshore Wind Business Forum
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
The Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF), hosted by the Department of Energy and Carnegie Mellon University, will take place September 21-23. The Network’s Offshore Wind Business Forum on September 23 will address topics including the price of energy to build supply chain capacity, building a transmission system for 110 GW of offshore wind energy, and breaking through roadblocks after the IRA. The Business Network is also hosting a networking breakfast on Friday, September 23 at 8 a.m. The breakfast is open to all, but an RSVP is required.
Global Gateway: WindEnergy Hamburg & World Bank Group
September 26 – 30
The Business Network is leading a delegation of U.S. companies, organizations, and government officials to Hamburg, Germany as part of its Global Gateway program, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Participants will attend WindEnergy Hamburg, where they will have the opportunity to meet with international companies to discuss how to export their products/services abroad as well as find ways to partner in order to grow the U.S. supply chain. Network CEO Liz Burdock will speak to World Bank Group attendees on Monday followed by a co-hosted Networking Reception. As part of WindEnergy Hamburg on Wednesday, she will address media at a press briefing organized by German-based Network for Offshore Wind (WAB) and speak to German and U.S. companies on cross collaboration and supply chain needs. On Thursday, Melinda Skea, the Network’s vice president of public affairs will lead a panel discussion: Spotlight Market – USA.
OSW Port & Vessel Summit
Ports and vessels are the backbone of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Understanding the improvements needed for the nation’s port infrastructure, as well as ensuring the availability and capacity of vessels, will be critical over the next decade as more turbines are installed in East Coast waters. With the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), 40+ industry experts are lined up to share critical information on how companies can take advantage of the IRA’s numerous provisions, including details about the vessel manufacturing credit. As the pipeline of projects continues to grow, the industry needs to come together to determine logistics that will affordably and efficiently receive, transport, hold, and install turbine components. (Host sponsors Hampton Roads Alliance and Virginia Maritime Association.)
OSW Grid & Transmission Summit
Connecting 30 GW of wind energy to the electric grid is one of the biggest challenges—and supply chain opportunities—facing the U.S. offshore wind industry. The Summit will address several infrastructure requirements needed to realize the federal 2030 energy goal, including subsea cable installation, shared grid ownership, underwater mapping, cable landings, and shoreside substations. (Host sponsor Nexans.)
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
The Ventus Gala is a black-tie event in Washington D.C. where preeminent industry leaders, supporters, and advocates gather to celebrate the global offshore wind industry’s accomplishments as well as honor the year’s Ventus Awards recipients – companies and individuals who are setting a path to move the offshore wind industry forward with their innovative, collaborative, and groundbreaking work. (Held in partnership with Recharge.)
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Offshore Wind Partnership Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.