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The Business Network for Offshore Wind is introducing Floating Frontiers: Offshore Wind in the U.S., a series of one-day discussions focused on single topics – environmental science, technology, technical needs and advancements, research and development, and finance. This discussion is focused on environmental impacts and mitigation strategies including best practices from around the world.

Floating offshore wind technology is rapidly improving and will be implemented more as a renewable energy source over the next 5-10 years. The West Coast is a desirable area for floating offshore wind projects based on its water depth and the proximity to shore of the continental shelf. Learn about floating wind technology, global experiences, and local and global environmental perspectives and mitigation strategies.

8:30 - 9:30 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:30 am – Welcome – Joan Barminski, BOEM Pacific Region

9:45 am – Purpose and Objective of the Summit – Liz Burdock, Business Network for Offshore Wind

10:00 am – West Coast Energy Policy And How Offshore Wind Can Contribute To Achieve Energy Targets (Electification of the Transportation Sector, Increasing RPS and Carbon Tax) – Advanced Energy Economy

10:30 am – West Coast Market Context: Climate/Renewables Policies & Offshore Wind Initiatives

California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas (Invited)
Secretary Brian Bonlender, Washington State (Invited)
Matthew Marshall, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
11:30 am – Participant Discussion and Feedback

12:00-1:00 pm – Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – Status of Floating Platforms in the Global Market

Factors and Forecast for Downward Power Price Trend – Stephen Wyatt, Catapult
Up-to-date Status of the Global Floating Offshore Wind Market: Key Technologies, Principle Markets, Future Trends – Bruno Geschier, Ideol
Hywind Scotland Update – Michael Olsen, Statoil (Invited)
2:00 pm – Participant Discussion and Feedback

2:30 pm – Insights on Environmental Protection from Other Nations' Permitting and Consenting Policies for Floating Platforms

Internationl NGO or Permitting Authority
Kevin Banister, Principle Power Inc.
3:30 pm – Addressing Environmental Concerns Regarding Floating Platforms – Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation (Moderator)

Sandy Aylesworth, NRDC
Garry George, Audubon
Jeremy Potter, BOEM Pacific Region
4:30 pm – Participant Discussion and Feedback

5:00 pm – What More Needs to Be Done and How to Work Together Roundtable Discussion and Feedback (Wrap-up Summary and Next Steps) – Ross Tyler, Business Network for Offshore Wind

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