Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, October 26 at 9:00 AM ET for the Fall 2021 Offshore Wind Roundtable, a virtual private event that will focus on the key opportunities and challenges for US offshore wind development, as well as lessons learned from countries around the world.

We hosted the inaugural meeting last fall with a focus on economic opportunities and the role of labor unions in the emerging domestic offshore wind industry and our Spring 2021 session examined the state of the permitting process. The Fall 2021 Roundtable will convene key stakeholders to discuss critical policy avenues for offshore wind development: the coordinated development of transmission infrastructure and programmatic solutions for siting and mitigation.

As the growth of the offshore wind market accelerates in the United States, there is a need for federal and state agencies, as well as grid operators, to develop a cohesive transmission approach to ensure the availability of the necessary infrastructure. Developing such an approach is vital to the timely and efficient deployment of offshore wind technology, and there is much to learn from more mature markets, such as that in Europe. Additionally, predictable frameworks for addressing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of deployment would ensure maximized effectiveness and minimal harm to host communities.

You will be able to join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register below to receive the Zoom access information for this event.

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction

David Goldwyn
Chair, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

George T. Frampton
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

Keynote remarks by

Elizabeth Salerno
Lead Advisor on Transmission and Technology Initiatives
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Panel discussion: Transmission planning and cost allocation of offshore wind

Tim Holt
Member of the Executive Board and Labor Director
Siemens Energy

Judy Chang
Undersecretary for Energy
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Additional speakers to be announced

Moderated by

George T. Frampton
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

Panel discussion: Programmatic solutions for siting and mitigation

Michelle Morin
Chief, Environment Branch for Renewable Energy
US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Joseph Brodie
Offshore Wind Research Lead
Rutgers University

Additional speakers to be announced

Moderated by

David Goldwyn
Chair, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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