With unprecedented growth and advanced technological breakthroughs in today’s Ocean Renewables Industry, professionals rely now more than ever on resources that keep them on the leading edge of this emerging market. EnergyOcean International 2013 will deliver exclusive conference content addressing all of the opportunities and challenges facing each facet of the industry today.
One of the most influential leaders in the offshore renewable energy industry will address concerning issues of the industry such as:
What are BOEM’s key objectives for offshore renewable energy in 2012 and beyond?
How is BOEM working toward securing key congressional funding for the industry?
What steps should you take to successfully complete the permitting process for your project?
Tommy Beaudreau is the first director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is responsible for overseeing the environmentally and economically responsible development of the Nation’s offshore resources. BOEM manages the conventional and renewable ocean energy and mineral resources on 1.7 billion acres of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Established in October 2011, the agency’s responsibilities include leasing, plan administration, environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, resource evaluation, economic analysis and the offshore renewable energy program.
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is being used to comprehensively manage the activities and projects offshore to ensure minimal environmental impact and conflict between industries. This panel will explore the policies and action plans of the government and how MSP is being utilized on both coasts.
All over the world renewable energy projects are going in the water powering the world with clean, renewable energy. Our panel representing all corners of the globe will discuss the success of offshore renewable energy, the issues and challenges that they faced and provide a road map for success.
Hakim Mouslim, Marine Renewable Energy Projects Manager, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Potential of Offshore Wind Energy in the Eastern Coast of Taiwan
Chi-Ming Lai, Assistant Researcher, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Building an Industry: Canada’s Marine Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap
Balancing the need to generate renewable offshore energy while not endangering native wildlife continues to be an issue facing project developers. Our panel will discuss tactics being used to mitigate incidents and offer data about the effects of offshore development on wildlife.
Robert LaBelle, Science Advisor to the Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Effects of offshore wind farms on birds: first empirical evidence
Timothy Coppack, Head of Ornithology Department, Institute of Applied Ecology (IfAOe GmbH)
Our interactive panel will be answering questions about the state of development on the west coast. Topics to be covered include licensing, wave and tidal projects in process and the prospects for future opportunity. Bring your questions for our experts.
Where is the offshore renewable energy industry headed over the next several years? Our panel of experts will discuss different aspects of the offshore renewable industry and cover topics including funding, regulation and government support.
Sarah Guiltinan, Leasing Specialist, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Future of Ocean Energy Development in Oregon
Jason Busch, Executive Director, Oregon Wave Energy Trust
State of the U.S. Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Renewable Energy Industry and Government Support
The past year has seen rapid growth in the development of projects involving wave and tidal energy. Our panel will discuss new technologies being used to increase the efficacy of generating energy from these sources and hear first-hand about the launch of the first commercial tidal energy project in the U.S.
Tim Mundon, Senior Engineer-Renewable Energy, Kleinschmidt Associates
Tidal Power Site Evaluation in Wiscasset, Maine: Data Gathered and Lessons Learned
Many factors are affecting the speed and content of the project development process – government regulation, state policy decisions and local ordinances. The panel discussion will explain the drivers in the regulatory process and the factors that affect a project’s development timeline up and down the supply chain.
The offshore wind industry continues to have a lot of momentum in project development and adoption by different states and countries. Our panel will discuss the best opportunities that exist for the offshore wind industry in leasing as well as permitting and discussing new technologies affecting offshore wind farms.
Our panel will focus on two project case studies and how they successfully were financed through a combination of federal grants, state funding and private investment in taking their technology and project from development into production. They will also discuss structures for financing to keep your technology and/or project moving ahead.
Ken Street, Business Development Manager, Alstom Ocean Energy
Testing has proven critical to the advancement of technologies necessary for a successful ocean energy industry. What role would standards play in improving issues of devices and safety to the industry? Join our panel as they discuss the importance of testing and standards for the continued success of the ocean energy industry.
John Miller, Director, New England Marine Renewable Energy Center
Our panel will explore the issues and opportunities that exist in taking ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) and cold water and making them a commercially viable source of offshore renewable energy. They will discuss the issues of shallow water vs. deep water, where the energy resources lie and commercializing OTEC.
Developers face many hurdles once they are set to begin construction of their project. Our panel will discuss new technologies that are being developed to increase productivity and reduce costs for bringing projects online.
Our panel will discuss the latest advances in technology development that are increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of producing offshore renewable energy. The focus will be on what project developers are using today and what opportunities exist for further innovation in the industry.
Paul Williamson, Director and Industry Coordinator, Maine Wind Industry Initiatives
Applications of ADCPs in Renewable Energy Projects
Hear what developments are occurring on the East Coast of the U.S. in this panel session. Our speakers will discuss how local stakeholders, regional agencies, state organizations and the federal government have worked collaboratively to bring a project to reality.
Steve Barrett, Director of Clean Energy, Harris Miller Miller Hanson
John Baummer, Fishery Biologist, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Julie Crocker, Endangered Species Biologist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Once the offshore renewable energy project is built, the challenges do not end. Our panel will discuss best practices they have experienced as far as taking the power they have generated and transmitting and integrating onto the grid.
Justin Sobol, Manager of Project Development, Florida Power & Light
Systems Engineering Approach in Offshore Wind Energy
The Northeast region has significant potential to develop the type of sustained, coordinated effort among state and federal governments, industry, universities and research institutions required to successfully address these challenges. The panel will explore the needs and highlight opportunities for regional collaborations and partnerships which will support the initial deployment and long-term growth of a viable offshore wind industry in the Northeast.
Tyler Studds, Project Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Eric Hines, Principal, LeMessurier Consultants; Professor of Practice, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Matthew Lackner, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst