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EBC 8th Annual New England Offshore Wind Conference: 2020 Decisions and Outlook for Permits, Procurements and Ports

December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

In a year of unprecedented global economic and public health impacts from COVID-19 and climate change, the U.S. offshore wind developers and supply chain are cautiously optimistic that federal, state and industry decisions will be made in 2020 and advance to permit approval, design and installation of large-scale commercial offshore wind farms.

Decisions are also being made by over 300 members of the US Offshore Wind Technical Advisory Panel for the development of standards for compliance practices. These draft US standards under development since 2017 will be voted on for approval and advancing to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) industry consensus-building standard adoption process.

These collective decisions in 2020 will strengthen the growing U.S. offshore wind position in the global market and help improve worker health and safety, economic recovery, and protection of the environment.

Equinor Wind US, Ørsted, Mayflower Wind, and Vineyard Wind are advancing their offshore wind development projects in the Northeast. Representatives of each of these developers have been invited to provide updates on the decisions being made to advance the industry and the outlook for 2021 and beyond.

The states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have awarded long term power contracts to Park City Wind, Vineyard Wind, Mayflower Wind and Ørsted. New Hampshire and Maine have joined in the market. Redevelopment of two ports in Rhode Island and two ports in Connecticut is underway to complement the first US offshore wind port at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

For this EBC Offshore Wind Conference, updates will be provided from developers and their stakeholders, including fishing industry advocates, tier 1 suppliers, federal and state officials. The decisions they will be discussing regarding permits, procurements and ports will have an impact the offshore industry for years to come.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff (ebc@ebcne.org) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

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Program Agenda

Program Chairs:

  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Eric Nestler, Senior Principal Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • Nathalie Schils, Director of Offshore Energy – East Coast, Tetra Tech

Speaker agenda to be announced shortly.

Webinar Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through November 18 Through November 30 After November 30
EBC Member: $100 $120 $145
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after December 2, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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