Winners of the second annual Ventus Awards will be announced and celebrated at Washington, D.C. Gala
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2022
Media Contact: Melinda Skea |[email protected] | 202-709-9793
Washington, D.C. – The Business Network for Offshore Wind will host the second annual Ventus Gala next week, November 17 in Washington, D.C., bringing the offshore wind industry together to celebrate the growth and achievements of the past year. The Gala, a first-of-its-kind industry event, also honors the Ventus Award winners – the trailblazing people, companies, organizations, and work ushering in the global adoption of offshore wind renewable energy. The Ventus Awards are the Network’s highest level of professional recognition and brought in submissions representing the entire supply chain from global OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers to start-up businesses. Winners will be announced from among finalists who competed in eight categories ranging from Innovation of the Year, Supply Chain Advancement and Next-Gen Leadership.
The Ventus Awards, launched in 2021 by the Business Network in partnership with Recharge, are a celebration and recognition of the challenging work a broad range of businesses, organizations, and professionals do every day to move this emerging industry forward. Two of the Ventus Awards are named after industry titans: Bill Heronemus (1920-2002), known as the father of modern wind power, and Larry Viterna, the NASA scientist who developed a method to predict wind turbine performance and increase efficiency of output. Each award category is designed to honor contributions and all facets of the offshore wind industry, from products, programs, or technology, which allow us to harness offshore wind and better the lives of those around us through clean energy, a safer environment, and innovative jobs.
Finalists were selected in each award category by the Ventus Selection Committee, made up of industry experts representing the breadth of the offshore wind industry, including Walter Musial, principal engineer and offshore wind research lead at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Kathryn Zyla, Executive Director of the Georgetown Sustainability Center; Jay Borkland, director of Ports & Supply Chain at Avangrid Renewables, and James Manwell, Director of the Wind Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Winners were selected by the Ventus Judges Panel, including Denis Hayes, CEO of Bullitt Foundation, Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal of Energy Works, and Matt Petersen, CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
If you are a member of the press interested in attending the event, please contact Melinda Skea.
Ventus Gala + Ventus Awards
Presented by the Business Network for Offshore Wind
Location: Hamilton Hotel
1001 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 10025
When: November 17, 2022
Cocktail Reception at 6 p.m.
Awards Dinner at 7:15 p.m.
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.