Wood Mackenzie Focus: The next decade in US offshore wind

Mission 2030: Achieving 30 GW of Installed Offshore Wind Capacity in US Coasts


Wood Mackenzie Focus is a free-to-attend 90-minute virtual series with exclusive content on the most pressing challenges and opportunities in clean energy.


Strong federal support is the springboard that the US offshore wind sector needs to surpass the Biden Administration’s target of 30 GW installed capacity by 2030. In conversation with some of the leading offshore wind developers and financiers in the US, WoodMac’s offshore wind subject matter experts will take an in-depth look at the opportunity this represents for global offshore wind developers, EPCs, investors and technology players.

Throughout 90 minutes of exclusive WoodMac forecasts and industry-led conversations, we will cover the biggest drivers and potential hurdles for US offshore wind project development across the Atlantic Coast, touching on project finance strategies, the impact of the ITC and PPA structuring models, permitting bottlenecks, the need for new transmission infrastructure and the opportunity of establishing domestic offshore wind technology and equipment manufacturing hubs in the US.



1:00 pm ET: Research Spotlight - The Next Decade in US Offshore Wind

Luke Stavole, Senior Analyst, North America Wind, Power & Renewables - Americas, Wood Mackenzie

1:30 pm ETFireside Chat - Attracting Capital and Understanding Risk & Confidence In US Offshore Wind Projects

Gary Durden, Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital

Moderator: Aaron Barr, Director, Power & Renewables Consulting, Wood Mackenzie

2:00 pm ET: Panel - Comparing and Contrasting Different State Policy Frameworks Across the Atlantic Coast: Which States Are More Favorable for Offshore Wind ROI?

Todd Glass, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure, Wilson Sonsini

Michael Brown, Country Manager – North America, OceanWinds

Rachel Pachter, Chief Development Officer, Vineyard Wind

Moderator: Grey Benjamin, Director, Power & Utilities, Power Advocate

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