Pacific Offshore Wind Summit - Presented by Infocast

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

Co-hosted with Offshore Wind California, this is the 2022 offshore wind development summit perfectly timed to help you prepare for what will likely become one of the largest floating offshore wind deployments in the world!

Offshore wind is coming to the U.S. West Coast. Federal lease auctions are expected by fall of 2022, with the first round supporting some 4.6 gigawatts (GW) of power – and that’s just off California. West Coast states are getting on track to establish a sustainable floating wind industry that will generate jobs and economic development for decades. California, with its landmark AB 525 legislation, is setting a path towards integrating 10 GW or more of offshore wind in its climate and clean-power strategy. Oregon, Washington and Hawaii are working to add offshore wind to their clean-power portfolios. These West Coast opportunities hold tremendous promise, but they also require different technologies, supply chains, and construction methods than fixed-bottom projects on the Atlantic Coast.

Key questions will be addressed at this must-attend conference for those participating in this West-Coast industry:

  • How will Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) lease auctions play out in 2022? Can streamlining siting and permitting accelerate deployments?
  • How much offshore wind is needed for California’s 100% renewable-energy and carbon-reduction goals? What about offshore power needs of other West Coast states?
  • Can current transmission, interconnection, and power-procurement challenges be addressed economically and in time for this new offshore wind industry?
  • What are the best ways to engage stakeholders, including environmentalists, labor, commercial fishers, and indigenous peoples to ensure their interests are fully considered?
  • What infrastructure and workforce initiatives can support local manufacturing, supply-chain expansion, port upgrades, and training programs to prepare workers for these new jobs?

Get answers to these questions and more March 28-30, 2022 in San Francisco when Offshore Wind California (OWC) and Infocast bring together industry players, senior government officials, and other stakeholders to discuss these issues. Join us at the Pacific Offshore Wind Summit to get the latest on siting, permitting and environmental issues; explore floating wind technology advances; and better understand the road map for development.

Summit proceedings kick-off March 28 with an Executive Briefing on Planning and Preparation for California Lease Auctions, where attendees will meet policymakers, regulators, stakeholders, and gain in-depth knowledge in this new clean-power market. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

95

Expert Speakers

Hear from top industry leaders and market stakeholders

14

Content-Packed Sessions

Gain highly-relevant, exclusive insights and updates

Premier Networking

Connect with key decision makers and get deals done

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Offshore Wind Developers
  • BOEM and Other Federal Regulators
  • State Regulators and Policymakers
  • Investor-Owned Utilities, Public Power and CCAs
  • Mooring, Platform, Cabling, Turbines and Other Tech Providers
  • Marine Engineering
  • Offshore Construction and Services
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Labor Representatives
  • Ports and Shore Assembly
  • Legal and Policy Experts
  • Renewable Energy Industry Analysts
  • Environmental and Energy Consulting Firms
  • Nonprofits and Academics

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Laura Daniel-Davis
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
THE INTERIOR
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Hochschild
Chair
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Amanda Lefton
Director
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT (BOEM)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Knut Aanstad
Vice President of US and Americas
EQUINOR ASA

David Anderson
Senior Vice President for Renewables Growth
BP

Sandy Aylesworth
Senior Advocate, Oceans
NRDC

Douglas Boren
Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT (BOEM)

James Cotter
Vice President, Offshore Wind Americas
SHELL NEW ENERGIES US LLC

Molly Croll
Policy, Regulatory and Markets Manager
AVANGRID RENEWABLES

Karen Douglas
Senior Advisor for Energy
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

Robert H. Edwards Jr.
Director, Outreach and Business Development, Loan Programs Office (LPO)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Tom Habashi
Chief Executive Officer
CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY ENERGY

Jennifer Lucchesi
Executive Director
CALIFORNIA STATE LANDS COMMISSION

Paula Major
V.P. U.S. Offshore Wind
MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER

Neil Millar
Vice President of Infrastructure
& Operations Planning

CAISO

Micah Mitrosky
International Representative
IBEW 9th DISTRICT

Aaron Smith
Chief Commercial Officer
PRINCIPLE POWER

Henrik Stiesdal
CEO
STIESDAL A/S

Kourtney Vaccaro
Commissioner
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

Sarah Vorpahl, PhD
Senior Energy Policy Specialist
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Acteon
  • Aker Offshore Wind USA LLC
  • American Clean Power – California
  • Avangrid Renewables
  • Blue Lake Rancheria
  • BP
  • Brightline Defense
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Business Network for Offshore Wind
  • CAISO
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California Energy Commission
  • California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBiz)
  • California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • California State Lands Commission
  • Castle Wind LLC
  • CEC
  • Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
  • Central Coast Community Energy
  • Copenhagen Offshore Partners
  • CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.
  • Danish Energy Agency
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity
  • Environment California
  • Equinor ASA
  • Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development
  • Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District
  • IBEW 9th District
  • IBEW Local 1245
  • ICF
  • Institute for Fisheries Resources
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • LADWP
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
  • LS Cable Systems America
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Mott MacDonald
  • National Audubon Society
  • National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Nexans High Voltage USA Inc.
  • Nexans Norway
  • NOAA's National Ocean Service
  • NRDC
  • Ocean Protection Council
  • Offshore Wind California
  • Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Operating Engineers Local 3
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
  • Orsted
  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Pacificorp
  • POET
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Seattle
  • Principle Power
  • Reach
  • Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Renewable Energy Strategies
  • Sealaska Engineering and Applied Sciences, LLC
  • Schatz Energy Research Center
  • Shell
  • SMUD
  • Smultea Sciences
  • Southern California District Council of Laborers
  • SSE Renewables
  • State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
  • Stiesdal A/S
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • The Port of Hueneme
  • TotalEnergies SBE US
  • True North Organizing Network (Karuk Tribe)
  • US Coast Guard
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Washington Maritime Blue
  • Washington State Department of Commerce
  • WSP
  • X1 Wind
  • Xodus Group

 

VENUE

 

Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

**NOTE: We advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**

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Aker Offshore Wind

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Aker Offshore Wind (AOW) is a global floating offshore wind developer striving to create a sustainable future by providing communities with reliable, clean, green energy. We are committed to developing projects in a manner that respects the needs of local communities, protects our oceans and reduces our environmental footprint. AOW is part of the Aker group of companies. Through the broader Aker group, we bring nearly two centuries of deep maritime experience, including five decades of planning, designing and executing offshore energy projects globally. We have a core expertise in project planning and execution methodology, technology know-how and fabrication competencies to scale and industrialize floating offshore wind. Our portfolio of development projects and prospects spans North America, Europe and Asia. AOW is based in Oslo, Norway, and has a seasoned team across the US dedicated to driving the sustainable development of floating offshore wind in the US.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (Magellan Wind)

Website

Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is a fund management company specialized in offering tailor-made investments in energy infrastructure assets – in particular within the renewables and greenfield sectors.

CIP is pioneering offshore wind across multiple markets and is the only developer advancing projects on four continents. The company’s global offshore wind pipeline includes Vineyard Wind 1 – the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S. – which achieved financial close in 2021. CIP is also developing an industry-leading floating project portfolio of more than 10GW and a dedicated competence center to support future innovation in floating technology.

The company is a trusted partner known for execution certainty, with projects completed to specification, within budget, and on time. CIP projects deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors and support the development of an efficient green energy system

CIP enables the modern energy transition while building value for investors, developers, and local communities.

Equinor

Website

Equinor is an international energy company with over 20,000 employees developing oil, gas, wind, and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. Founded in 1972 under the name Statoil, the company changed its name to Equinor in 2018 to reflect its goal to become a broad energy major. Equinor is among the world’s largest offshore oil and gas operators and a growing force in offshore wind with projects in the UK, Germany, and the US. Through dedication to safety and sustainability, Equinor is building a global business to address the energy needs of the future.

Our company website can be found here: www.equinor.com

Mainstream Renewable Power

Website

Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading global renewable energy company that develops, builds and operates renewable energy plants. We have an unrivalled track record in project delivery having brought 6 GW of wind and solar assets to financial close and has won over 4.6 GW in competitive auctions around the world. Mainstream is one of the largest renewable energy companies in Chile and the largest in South Africa.

Mainstream is the most successful independent developer of offshore wind at scale globally. It has developed and consented Hornsea One and developed Hornsea Two totalling 2.6 GW in England and consented the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland, 450 MW. Currently, these projects represent approximately 20% of the UK’s offshore wind capacity either in operation or under construction. In the US, Mainstream is focused on supporting the country in its mission to implement 30 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Ørsted

Website

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. Four years in a row, the company was ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company by Corporate Knights.

In the United States, the company has a growing portfolio of clean energy assets and partnerships that includes offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, solar and storage technologies. A leader across the renewable energy sector in the United States, Ørsted holds the top position in offshore wind energy with approximately 5 gigawatts in development and operates America’s first offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Block Island. Ørsted has a total U.S. onshore capacity of 4.2 GW across wind, solar and storage technologies.

Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions

Website

Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions, Offshore Wind Americas: Shell established its New Energies division, now renamed Renewables and Energy Solutions, in 2016 to address the world’s changing energy system. Shell is investing in more, lower-carbon technology. This includes renewables such as wind and solar, new mobility options such as electric vehicle charging and hydrogen and an interconnected power business that will provide electricity to millions of homes, companies and businesses. Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers. Shell aims to make electricity a significant part of its business. Shell’s Renewables and Energy Solutions business is seeking to leverage the company’s strengths in fast-growing and commercial parts of the energy industry.

SSE Renewables

Website

SSE Renewables is leading the transition to a net zero future in the UK, Ireland and globally through the world-class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets. Part of SSE plc, the UK-listed integrated energy group, SSE Renewables is the UK and Ireland’s clean energy champion and is investing £12.5bn over the next five years, or £7m a day, to deliver a Net Zero Acceleration Programme to address climate change head on. SSE Renewables is leading the construction of more offshore wind energy than any other company in the world right now, including the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea which will be the world’s largest when complete in 2026. In the last 12 months SSE has started to export SSE Renewables’ capabilities in offshore wind development, construction and operation to international markets. The company is exploring how it can develop new offshore wind farms in countries such as Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States to help the globe go net zero.

AECOM

Website

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Avangrid Renewables

Website

Avangrid Renewables is one of the leading providers of clean, renewable power in the U.S. with more than 7,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar power facilities. We provide an economic windfall for numerous rural communities while providing clean, affordable power to our customers.

Avangrid Renewables is playing a leading role in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry, with roughly 5,000 MW in active development in the U.S. The company is a 50% partner in Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial scale offshore wind project under construction in the U.S, and the developer of Park City Wind, Commonwealth Wind, and the Kitty Hawk projects. Avangrid Renewables has ambitions to continue its offshore wind leadership through new US projects coast to coast this decade.

Burns & McDonnell

Website

At Burns & McDonnell, our engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, planners, technologist and scientists do more than plan, design and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make our clients successful — our 10,000 professionals partner with you on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place. As a 100% employee-owned firm with safety performance among the top 5% of AEC firms, each professional brings an ownership mentality to our projects. That means we think like owners, working through each challenge until it’s resolved, meeting or exceeding our clients’ goals. This dedication and drive positions us as an industry leader.

GHD Group

Website

Leveraging our inherent curiosity and inventiveness, we explore new and better ways to solve old problems across the energy spectrum including offshore wind and green hydrogen solutions. We deliver powerful solutions by tapping into a deep pool of expertise across a clearly defined set of Future Energy focus areas. These focus areas represent the intersection of our core capabilities with our clients’ most pressing energy transition needs and provide holistic based solutions that encompass both technical and socio-economic value.

As a connected team of advisors and engineers we are uniquely placed to make a positive difference by offering end-to-end expertise – from origination through to delivery – we have the right balance of industry knowledge and technical skills, under the same roof, to help clients progress with confidence down the decarbonization path.

ICF

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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

Longitude 123, Inc

Website

Longitude 123, Inc. (L123) is a design-build engineering and marine construction contractor that employs a unique, proven turnkey process to plan, engineer/design, permit and implement California offshore and inland marine energy infrastructure projects on a turnkey basis. We are experts in California offshore facilities design and construction and, in partnership with Padre Associates, Inc. (Padre), have an unparalleled understanding of the permit requirements and environmental issues involved in successfully navigating the challenging and constantly evolving California regulatory environment. L123 employs design-phase integration of technical design, means and methods, and California regulatory requirements to deliver projects efficiently and economically.

Our turn-key project delivery process includes:

  • Subsea and Coastal Site Characterization and Surveying
  • Planning and Studies
  • Regulatory Review and Permit Strategy Development
  • Structural & Civil Engineering
  • Permit Application Preparation and Acquisition
  • Project Management and Environmental Monitoring

Our underwater inland, coastal, and offshore project experience includes:

  • Submarine Power, Communication and Military Cables
  • Offshore Energy Platforms and Support Structures
  • Coastal and Inland Energy Facilities
  • Subsea cables and HDD Landings
  • Subsea Pipelines
  • Hydroelectric
  • Ocean Intake Outfalls

Moffatt & Nichol

Website

Moffatt & Nichol is a global multidiscipline engineering firm offering a full range of services for marine, waterfront, and transportation projects. Over the firm’s 75+ years, Moffatt & Nichol has provided planning, design, and construction support services for more than 6,000 marine projects worldwide, of which more than 100 have involved liquid bulk and LNG terminal studies and design. As an internationally recognized leader in maritime infrastructure services, Moffatt & Nichol offers all key engineering design disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, coastal, and construction support and management. In addition, the firm provides comprehensive services in front-end site selection, navigation assessment, FEED studies, regulatory application support and preliminary design, as well as feasibility studies and market analyses. The firm has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Pacific Rim, serving clients worldwide.

NOV Rig Technologies

Website

NOV delivers safe, high-quality, technology-driven solutions and superior service that enable you to achieve lasting success. Built upon a history of providing advanced engineering, technology, and systems to the oil and gas industry, our unmatched global experience and innovation is leveraged to provide that same expertise that is essential to the energy industry. Our experts work with you to develop the unique solution required to conquer your toughest problems.

Throughout every region in the world, our team provides the technical expertise, world-class service, advanced equipment, and global footprint necessary for success—now and in the future.

RWE Renewables

Website

RWE Renewables is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of approximately 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables Americas ranks among the top 10 onshore wind companies in the U.S. and the number of projects in the U.S. is growing. The U.S. accounts for more than one third of the RWE Group’s renewables capacity playing a key role in RWE’s strategy to grow its renewables business and get to net zero by 2040. RWE has installed more than 5 gigawatts of onshore wind, solar PV and storage generating capacity since 2007. This includes projects like the Roscoe complex in Texas, at an installed capacity of 781 megawatts, one of the largest onshore wind projects in the world.

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC)

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The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) is an umbrella organization representing nearly 500,000 construction workers, including 68,000 apprentices, from 14 affiliated trades across California. Since its foundation in 1901, the SBCTC has advocated to improve the health, jobs, safety, and economic conditions of its diverse membership, earning a reputation as one of the most influential organizations in California politics.

The SBCTC has a proven track record in the renewable energy sector, building the vast majority of commercial and industrial scale projects all across California. With a skilled, trained, and productive workforce, the SBCTC is capable of meeting the needs of California’s changing climate through the construction of clean, renewable energy infrastructure.

The SBCTC continues to advocate at the state and federal levels for significant investments in the offshore wind industry as a piece of California’s future energy portfolio.

WSP

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WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP is in the vanguard of the effort to decarbonize the global economy and meet the goal of net zero by 2050. We leverage the skills and experience of experts in renewable energy; electrification; carbon capture, usage and storage; and hydrogen utilization and storage to help clients achieve their clean energy objectives. Our services span the project development life cycle, from planning, permitting and environmental through design, development and commissioning.

Xodus Group

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As a global energy consultancy, we unite our unique and diverse people to share knowledge, innovate and inspire change within the energy industry. We provide support across the energy spectrum, from advisory services to supply chain advice including all of the engineering and environmental expertise needed in between. Our people strive to ensure global energy supply as we all work together to realize a net zero world. As we progress through the energy transition, Xodus continues to deliver high quality, fit for purpose solutions to the industry, no matter what the energy challenge. The key sectors that we work in span oil and gas, offshore wind, carbon capture, utilization and storage, cables and interconnectors, hydrogen and marine energy. Above all, at the heart of everything we do, we believe, together, we will deliver a responsible energy future. This approach is underpinned by our values of trust, excellence and responsibility.

Clearway Energy Group

Website

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate more than 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s (nearly 6 gigawatts?) more than 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of (more than 9 million metric tons?) nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit clearwayenergygroup.com.

Crowley New Energy

Website

Crowley formed its New Energy division to strategically focus on diverse services supporting the renewable energy sector on all three U.S. coasts. Crowley brings decades of applied, practical engineering and project management experience in offshore energy with the highest performing U.S.-flag vessels and turn-key terminal services to take offshore wind projects from concept to full deployment. 

Davis Wright Tremain

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 and Vault Law 100 business and litigation law firm, dedicated to providing excellent legal services customized to each client’s needs and preferences. Founded and headquartered in Seattle, WA, we have offices in Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; New York City, NY; Washington, D.C.; Portland, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Anchorage, AK.

With experience across multiple energy fields, our energy practice group guides and assists with all aspects of energy projects. We advise independent power producers, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives in the development and project financing of energy infrastructure projects. We also represent major financial institutions seeking to invest in renewable projects.

We are proud to be ranked in the most recent Chambers USA guide for our California Energy: State Regulatory and Litigation practice, Washington Energy and Resources practice, and Nationwide Energy: Electricity Regulatory & Litigation practice.

Hexicon AB

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Hexicon was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on the development of floating offshore wind farms and designs dual turbine floating wind power platforms. Hexicon and its diverse global team are dedicated to the development and deployment of large-scale and environmentally friendly energy production. Hexicon’s technology and knowledge are focused on delivering a cost effective and reliable supply of electricity generation, while maintaining a sustainable society for future generations.

Hexicon’s patented floating platforms can be positioned further offshore and in deeper waters than conventional fixed bottom offshore wind designs, resulting in better wind conditions. Hexicon’s proprietary dual turbine floating wind power platforms, TwinWind™, also allows the platform to align with the direction of the wind, maximizing efficiency with enhanced cable, foundation, installation, and environmental efficiencies.

Jacobs Engineering Group

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Jacobs has been involved with wind farm projects since the mid-1970s, planning and permitting 8GW of wind power projects in the past 20 years. We provide cohesive end-to-end engineering solutions that cover every phase of wind farm development undertaking work for developers, constructors, operators and investors. We combine leading project delivery, technical, environmental and strategic consulting skills with an excellence in technology and facility management and a commitment to deliver sustainable solutions.

Jacobs’ permitting teams have completed more than 1,000 environmental assessment and permit application documents worldwide. We have successfully executed projects for more than 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy generation; and more than 1,000 miles of new electrical transmission lines. Jacobs has extensive NEPA experience, including with BOEM and was the lead author on the South Fork Offshore Wind Project Construction and Operations Plan. Jacobs was also the Department of Energy’s third party NEPA contractor for LEEDCo’s Project Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie.

Mott Macdonald

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Mott MacDonald offers more than two decades of experience delivering wind energy projects. Our team unites engineering disciplines, planners, financial analysts, and safety specialists as well as atmospheric and wind modelers, geologists, oceanographers, and social and environmental scientists. We have worked on some of the world’s most prestigious offshore wind projects and notable industry firsts, including Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in the US. Our expertise was crucial in delivering the first commercial-scale wind farms in the US, Belgium, Taiwan, and the Mediterranean. Overall, we have advised on more than half of all project-financed offshore wind projects.

National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium

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The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) is a nationally focused, not-for-profit organization collaborating with industry on prioritized R&D activities to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind in the U.S. while maximizing other economic and social benefits.

Sealaska Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Sealaska is a for-profit Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 23,000 Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian shareholders. With extensive operations in California, Sealaska draws inspiration from its owners’ shared heritage to use thoughtfully designed technology that supports the environment, marine life and personal health and safety.

Our offshore wind initiatives include geotechnical investigations and marine construction for nearshore development and cable installation. We operate seafloor systems that are designed for West Coast environmental and soil conditions. From robotic seafloor drilling and CPTs to nearshore sampling and testing, our equipment is adaptable and efficient, at a fraction of the cost.

Offshore wind is at the forefront of our efforts to foster ocean health and we have deepened our expertise and capacity in surveying, engineering and construction to support the sector’s growth around the globe. We believe a better future, one in which both people and the planet thrive, is within reach.

Tetra Tech, Inc.

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 18,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.  We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

Tetra Tech’s offshore energy team provides comprehensive and integrated environmental, permitting, engineering, and construction services throughout all phases of projects for the offshore wind industry. Our team has supported the development of more than 50 offshore facilities across North America, including deepwater ports, oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines, submarine transmission and fiber optic cables, and renewable energy projects including wind, wave, and hydrokinetic projects. We possess unparalleled experience and understanding of the requirements for executing commercial-scale energy projects in the United States, enabling our clients to streamline the complex interactions among governing agencies.

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey

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Alpine are experts in acquiring, analyzing and interpreting data from marine offshore, nearshore and freshwater environments. Our Offshore Wind sector clients deal with extremely complex construction projects that require high quality data, on time delivery and exacting safety standards.  Alpine plays a key role in achieving our clients’ goals. We understand what’s most important to them and we work harder and go further to meet their needs.  Whatever the challenge, we’ll deliver what’s required, while always looking after their best interests. That’s why our knowledge, technical innovation and operational effectiveness has been trusted by clients for over 60 years, across more than 4,000 significant projects, covering a wide range of disciplines.

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

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As the world's leading offshore classification organization, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is in a unique position to the support the evolving offshore wind market. ABS is actively supporting development of the offshore wind energy sector and has classed approximately 80MW installed capacity of floating wind installations. ABS can assist in all stages of a project, starting from concept development leading to design, manufacturing of components, construction and installation onsite to operations, and decommissioning.

ABS continues to remain a trusted advisor by providing classification, and independent verification and certification services for offshore wind projects globally. With extensive knowledge of U.S. regulations and deep involvement with the entire offshore wind supply chain in the U.S., ABS is also the ideal partner for highly specialized Jones Act projects and vessels for the U.S.

Anchor QEA

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Anchor QEA is an environmental and engineering consulting firm focused on coastal and nearshore planning, science, and engineering. Anchor QEA's multidisciplinary project teams’ partner with our clients to plan, permit, design, and manage the construction of multipurpose, waterfront facilities that are configured to attract and service elements of the offshore wind energy industry. With a long history of serving maritime clients on the West Coast, our expertise includes strategic project planning to efficiently achieve customer objectives; the integration of climate change and other investment liabilities for facility management; navigation of multi-faceted regulatory approval processes; waterfront engineering, and program management required to position for the offshore wind market. Anchor QEA supports the places where we work, live, and play through environmental, social, and governance elements while passionately solving our client challenges with integrity and unmatched client service.

Castle Wind

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Castle Wind LLC is a joint venture between Trident Winds Inc. and TotalEnergies. Castle Wind was created to help bring a floating offshore wind farm with a proposed 1 GW capacity of clean, renewable energy to California

Consulate General of Denmark

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The Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley also encompasses Innovation Centre Denmark and has a purpose of building bridges between Denmark and the U.S. to ensure a sustainable future.

We provide services to companies, research and educational institutions, public and private stakeholders within green energy and climate solutions. Furthermore, we collaborate with Californian partners, authorities and agencies on energy, water and climate policy, regulation and technologies – sharing inspiration and knowledge on sustainable solutions to challenges in California.

Denmark is world-leader in offshore wind and have unique learnings, experiences and know-how on making offshore wind safe, reliable, efficient and low-cost throughout the entire value chain from siting to decommissioning. We actively share our experiences with international partners around globe and in the U.S.

The Consulate and Innovation Centre Denmark also assist Danish entrepreneurs in navigating the world-class innovation ecosystem in Silicon
Valley seeking to scale their business and we support businesses with access to markets, partners and new technologies that can give companies a competitive edge. Furthermore, we facilitate research collaboration between leading Danish and Californian research institutions, and promote entrepreneurship in education in Denmark through innovative fellowship programs.

Dead Calm Seas Marine Services

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Dead Calm Seas Marine Services (DCS) is an energetic, forward-thinking, and hard-working company aimed at offering top personnel to the commercial diving industry. We strive to supply our customers with personnel, experience, and an overall end product second to none. We treat each customer and each project as our most important priority. Our relationship with our customers comes before any financial gain. When our customers succeed, we succeed.

Our Standard Crew size is five people with each team member having a minimum of 12 – 20 years of experience and we can meet any standards required by our clients. Our Shore End team is headed by two respected industry professionals with over 20+years of experience.

DUNS: #117333800, CAGE – 8HCN1, NAICS – 237990, VA- Certified SDVOSB, ISO-9001(In Progress)

Services:
Commercial Diving (Air / Mixed Gas / Sat) ROV, Marine Construction, Shore-End /Subsea Cable Landings, Consulting / Client Rep

Downey Brand

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Downey Brand is a full-service law firm known statewide for its prowess in natural resources, energy, water, public utility regulation, land use, and environmental matters. It also boasts a comprehensive corporate, real estate, securities, and tax practice and is home to one of the largest litigation benches in the Central Valley. Founded and headquartered in Sacramento, the firm has additional offices in San Francisco, Stockton, and Reno.

Downey Brand’s distinguished energy practice provides clients with the expertise to successfully navigate California’s unique legal and regulatory environment. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of energy development, renewable and conventional generation, transmission, energy storage, and procurement. We have advised the owners, developers, and purchasers of solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric resources. We also represent owners and operators of petroleum production and transportation facilities, natural gas storage and transmission facilities, and gas-fired generation plants.

Fugro

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We unlock insights from Geo-data to help you plan, design, build, operate and maintain your offshore wind farm in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner. Our successful track record, combined with local presence and global knowledge, enables us to support offshore wind farm projects anywhere in the world.

Our solutions support you across the asset life cycle, from planning and design, through operating and maintenance, to decommissioning. We offer an extensive range of Geo-data acquisition, monitoring, maintenance and geoconsultancy services to provide insights that allow you to make informed decisions so you can manage your wind farm effectively.

Integral Consulting

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Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral) provides technical insight, strategy, and project delivery to help our clients move forward in an evolving world. With more than 200 employees and offices in key states along the east and west coasts, including three offices in California, we are recognized experts in the fields of coastal/ocean sciences, offshore energy, and coastal resiliency. Integral has led projects characterizing the marine environment and performing impact assessments for regions of existing or planned offshore wind installations. We have developed and patented numerous technologies that support offshore projects, including acoustic and metocean monitoring tools and numerical modeling frameworks. Integral’s scientists have also developed novel risk-based frameworks for regional monitoring and real-time assessment of key biological resources. We regularly perform assessments for offshore wind related to metocean, acoustics, EMF, essential fish habitat, economics of fishing, sediment and nutrient dynamics, and cumulative ecological and societal impacts.

Miller Marine Science & Consulting

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Miller Marine Science & Consulting is a California certified SBE (ID 2010194). The MMSC team is led by its founder, Mr. Eric Miller, MS, a veteran of California’s marine regulatory proceedings. During his industry tenure, Mr. Miller managed multiple large-scale and high-profile environmental studies supporting the power and water industries. Examples include 1. conducting all marine environmental studies for each of the coastal, once-through cooled power plants between Ventura and San Diego, California; 2. Supporting the seawater desalination industry’s development in California in compliance with the first-of-its kind regulations promulgated by the California State Water Resources Control Board; 3. Serving as the senior marine environmental consultant and technical expert during the permitting process for the Carlsbad Desalination Plant and the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant. With over 30 peer-reviewed, scientific publications, Eric Miller has applied exemplary science to the development, permitting, and compliance monitoring of California’s vital utility services.

Principal Power

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Principle Power is a leading global technology and services provider for the floating offshore wind energy market. The WindFloat®, the company’s globally patented and proven floating platform technology, enables offshore wind turbines to be sited in any water depth or seabed condition, unlocking offshore wind potential worldwide and allowing projects to harvest the best wind resources. Principle Power acts as a trusted partner to developers, independent power producers, utilities, and EPCs, supporting its customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their projects. With 105 MW of cumulative capacity in operation or under advanced development and a multi-GW commercial pipeline globally, Principle Power is the market leader in floating offshore wind technology.

The Renewables Consulting Group, an ERM Group company

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The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) is a leading integrated market intelligence, management consulting and technical advisory firm with our roots firmly in the global renewable energy industry. RCG delivers independent advice, intelligent solutions and commercial value for clients. We cover established and emerging renewable energy technologies and serve the organizations leading the transition to a low carbon economy.

RCG is part of ERM – the world’s largest pure-play sustainability advisory firm.

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We support renewable energy projects, including offshore wind, with a wide range of services and capabilities, both in the US and globally. To do this, we have more than 5,500 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices.

Stantec

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Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We are a global leader in providing full-service environmental and engineering consulting to the offshore energy generation and power delivery industry. With decades of experience in the offshore environment and onshore transmission in the United States, Stantec offers a wealth of technical knowledge and a strong understanding of federal, state, and local regulations. Our professional scientists and engineers routinely work on highly visible and fast-paced offshore projects requiring in-depth technical expertise and regulatory knowledge. We have the local teams, the regional subject matter experts, and the experience with major project and program management to support your offshore wind projects.

SWCA Environmental Consultants

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SWCA is a nationwide environmental consulting firm, with over 1,200 professionals who understand the unique challenges of developing offshore wind energy. Whether working directly with the BOEM, offshore wind developers or pertinent state and local agencies, SWCA understands offshore wind project needs – from effective stakeholder engagement, site assessment, and geotechnical and geophysical survey plan preparation and permitting and survey implementation to development of a construction and operation plan and associated technical analyses that meet BOEM and cooperating agency requirements.

SWCA has 10 offices in California, Hawaii, and Oregon, that provide expertise for renewable energy projects. Our largest business sector is renewable energy, and we have supported 400+ renewable energy projects across the Pacific Coast and Islands. SWCA has been an active member of the California Offshore Wind Coalition and currently co-chairs the ACP/OWC permitting workgroup. In addition, SWCA is well-versed in the preparation of legally defensible NEPA and CEQA documents.

E2

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RTO Insider LLC

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RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.

Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We’ll be there when you can’t.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA’s 111(d) rule).

What RTO Insider isn’t: We are not advocates or representatives. You can trust that our coverage will not be slanted to the interests of any member or membership sector.

What RTO Insider is: A source for both the big picture (e.g. analyses of major FERC rulings and RTO stakeholder developments) and the details (why is Manual 28 being changed and what does that mean to me?)

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