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EBC Seminar Series on Offshore Wind Energy: Deep Water Wind Energy Session 3
January 31, 2008 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
This third of a three part series on Off Shore Wind will focus on the host of challenging issues associated with deep water wind energy.
Guest speakers include
- Jim Gordon, President, Cape Wind
- George Hagerman, Professor, Virginia Tech
- John Norden, Renewable Resource Integration, ISO New England
- Paul Sclavounos, Professor, MIT
- Richard Vietor, Professor, Harvard Business School
- Paul Gaynor, CEO, UPC Wind
In addition to providing an update on the U.S. Marine Management Service (MMS) decision on the draft EIS, This program will address issues that include:
- Deepwater turbine installation
- Operations & maintenance
- Grid integration/management
- Storage Systems
Presentations will also review proposed deepwater pilot projects and wind farms and issues that include: Floating Platforms, Super Grid, and Deepwater Wind Farms.
Offshore wind has emerged as a promising renewable energy resource. The strongest, most consistent winds are offshore and relatively close to major load centers, particularly energy-constrained New England. Also, wind as a fuel is both cost-free and emission-free.
Governor Deval Patrick is committed to developing the offshore wind potential of Massachusetts. The Governor supports Cape Wind, and played a critical role in the state’s winning proposal for the Department of Energy national Wind Blade Test facility. The panel discussions will build on this growing momentum and interest in the burgeoning offshore wind sector, and will bring together experts to discuss various aspects of this sector’s growth and about the future of offshore wind.
This three part series of seminars will focus on the offshore wind energy industry as it is evolving in the US and abroad, the challenges of offshore wind and finally issues associated with deep water wind energy.
The first seminar provided a framework for offshore wind energy and the Offshore Wind Collaborative (OWC), the case for offshore wind in New England, and an update on technology and the opportunities and challenges for local stakeholders.
The second seminar focused on the logistical challenges of organizing all of the critical stakeholders required to develop an offshore wind industry.
This third EBC Seminar on Off Shore Wind will focus on the host of challenging issues associated with deep water wind energy.
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