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9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Galleria I

The northeast represents the largest opportunity for offshore wind development in the US. Projects can take up to 10 years to complete and involve many different stakeholders. From permitting to construction and O&M, this session will examine the specific timeline of an offshore wind project and how oil and read more...

Session Moderator
Beth Treseder
Senior Policy Advisor, North America
├śrsted
United States
Speaker 1
Stephanie McClellan
Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
University of Delaware
United States
Speaker 2
James Bennett
Chief, Office of Renewable Energy Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
United States
Handout(s)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Galleria I

The oil and gas sector is no stranger to detailed permitting, environmental regulation and site assessments. There are various federal and state agencies involved and similar environmental studies, site characterization surveys and studies (e.g., avian, marine mammal, archeological) must be completed prior to an offshore wind project commencing construction. Geophysical, read more...

Moderator
Carolyn Heeps
Head of Renewables, North America
Lloyd's Register
United Kingdom
Session Chair
Val Stori
Project Director
Clean Energy States Alliance
United States
Panelist
Jennifer Daniels
Director of Offshore Energy
Tetra Tech
United States
Panelist
Michelle Morin
Chief, Environment Branch
Chief, Environment Branch for Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist
Rafael Ramos
Senior Oceanographer/Ocean Engineer
Woods Hole Group
United States

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Galleria I
A strong safety culture is essential for offshore oil and gas operations and this is no different for offshore wind. 

“Safety culture” remains an aspect of the larger organizational culture, encompassing the organization’s values, beliefs, attitudes, norms, practices, competencies, and behaviors regarding safety. Working with offshore oil and gas, offshore read more...
Moderator
Walt Musial
Principal Engineer, Manager, Offshore Wind
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Session Chair
Val Stori
Project Director
Clean Energy States Alliance
United States
Panelist
Dan Lawrence
Offshore Engineer
United States Coast Guard
United States
Panelist
Eddy Wifa
Law Doctoral Researcher & Lecturer (Energy & Natural Resources)
The University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Speaker
Gary Harrington
Consultant HSE Manager
(Retired)
United States