Virginia Offshore Wind Executive Summit


Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
9:00am–6:00pm

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main St. Norfolk, VA

**Hurricane Florence has NOT affected the Summit. We will start on time on Friday, September 21.**


Virginia is considered the ‘sleeping giant’ of offshore wind.

Beware: this giant is about to wake! With 112,799 acres of commercial area already leased and the potential to support more than 2,000 megawatts of wind generation, Virginia is all about scale. The Business Network for Offshore Wind and the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter are co-organizing the one-day 2018 Virginia Offshore Wind Executive Summit to bring together the supply-chain business community with federal and state government officials to accelerate Virginia’s inclusion of large-scale offshore wind within the state’s energy mix.



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Hotel/Venue

The Main is downtown Norfolk's newest upscale hotel, dining, and meeting destination. At Main and Granby Streets, this luxury hotel sits along the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Walk to cultural attractions, trendy shopping and dining and the Elizabeth River.

We have secured a room block at the Main. To make a reservation, click here or call (757) 763-6200.

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
www.themainnorfolk.com
(757) 763-6200

Agenda

9:30-9:40am WELCOME
Eileen Woll, Offshore Energy Program Director • Sierra Club Virginia Chapter
9:40–9:45am VISION OF THE DAY
Liz Burdock, Executive Director • Business Network for Offshore Wind
9:45–10:20am Offshore Wind Market Briefing
Climate change amplifies the need for transitioning the nation’s energy mix from traditional fossil fuels to renewables. Offshore wind, with its rapid downward pricing trend, can play an increasingly important part in the energy mix. Understanding the present status and future outlook of offshore wind from the federal regulatory standpoint is a great starting point.

JR Tolbert, Vice President, State Policy • Advanced Energy Economy
Jim Bennett, Renewable Energy Program Manager • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
10:25-10:55am THE OPPORTUNITY OF OFFSHORE WIND FOR VIRGINIA

Fred Zalcman, Head of Government Affairs • Ørsted
11:00-11:55am VIRGINIA’S ASSETS
Virginia has all the pieces in place for the successful embrace of offshore wind. The State government has a long history of support and has one of the nation’s few research areas. The commercial lease area is owned by the utility. The state has good port infrastructure with which to marshall, install and service the offshore wind farms. Further, the state has an extensive inventory of potential supply chain companies with a pedigree workforce. To help make it all happen, Virginia has the world’s most experienced developer under contract to ‘make it all happen’.

John Warren, Director • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy • Panel Lead / Moderator
Hayes Framme, Government Relations and Communications Manager for the Southeast • Ørsted
Katharine Bond, Senior Director, External Affairs • Dominion Energy
Jay Borkland, Senior Managing Consultant • Ramboll
Mary Collins, Managing Director • American Jobs Project
12:00-1:00pm PAST AND FUTURE OFFSHORE WIND VIRGINIA (Lunch Discussion)

Liz Burdock, Executive Director • Business Network for Offshore Wind • Moderator
Joan Bondareff • Blank Rome • Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
George Hagerman • Old Dominion University
1:00-1:05pm AFTERNOON PROGRAM DETAILS
Ross Tyler • Business Network for Offshore Wind
1:05–2:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Take a deeper dive into specific topics that could accelerate and grow Virginia’s role in advancing offshore wind. This will take the form of three concurrent breakout sessions to generate ideas and next steps.
SALON A: ADVANCING THE SUPPLY CHAIN: Preparing to Mobilize

Andy Geissbuehler • Renewable Resources International (Co-facilitator)
Tre Akins, Business Manager, Business Investment • Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Co-facilitator)
SALON B: JOB CREATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Sara Dunnigan, Deputy Workforce Advisor • VA Governor’s Office (Co-facilitator)
Bill Crow, Executive Director • VA Ship Repair Association (Co-facilitator)
SALON C: INFRASTRUCTURE–What is Needed Right Now and What is Required for the Future

Chris Gullickson, Director, Economic Development • Port of Virginia (Co-facilitator)
David J Harriss, Director-Breakbulk & Ro-Ro Sales • Port of Virginia
2:15–2:30pm NETWORKING BREAK
2:30–3:00pm BREAKOUT REPORT PANEL
The co-facilitators from the breakout themes will summarize the participants’ views, thoughts and suggestions for ways the Commonwealth of Virginia may secure its position as a leader in the US offshore wind sector. This will be a summary report and lead to recommendations for next steps.

Ross Tyler • Business Network for Offshore Wind • Panel Lead/Moderator
Breakout Co-facilitators
3:00–4:00pm DEVELOPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Matching the needs of the developer with services and products that meet the industry’s standards with respect to quality and time.

Andy Geissbuehler • Advisory Director, BVG Associates • Panel Lead/Moderator
Ann Jeppeson, Head of US Procurement • Ørsted
Jason Folsom, Head of Sales, Offshore Wind Americas • Siemens-Gamesa
Emmanuel Martin-Lauzer, Director of Business Development • Nexans High Voltage USA Inc.
4:00pm VIRGINIA’S OPPORTUNITY FOR OFFSHORE WIND
Introduction by Norfolk City Councilwoman Andria McClellan
THE HONORABLE RALPH NORTHAM, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA
4:50-5:00pm CLOSING REMARKS
Liz Burdock, Executive Director • Business Network for Offshore Wind
5:00-6:00pm NETWORKING RECEPTION
Talk to the speakers, round-table fellows, and make new acquaintances to start strengthening the offshore wind supply chain.



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