Speakers at the Network’s annual IPF conference, include Senator Warner, Gov. Northam, representatives from DOE, BOEM, and offshore wind leaders like Dominion Energy, Vineyard Wind, Ørsted, to address critical industry needs and opportunities
For Immediate Release: August 23, 2021
Media Contact: Melinda Skea
RICHMOND – The eighth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), hosted by Oceantic Network, will begin Tuesday, August 24 in Richmond, Virginia. The three-day event will bring together industry leaders, government officials, and companies working to build the U.S. offshore wind industry as part of the country’s green energy infrastructure. This year’s IPF will tackle topics from what the U.S. needs to get to net zero, local opportunities within the growing global market, and using offshore wind to strengthen the country’s infrastructure.
The annual IPF conference is the premier event for the offshore wind energy supply chain, which is now projected to be a $100 billion revenue opportunity in capital expenditures alone. This year’s speakers include Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, industry leaders like Vineyard Wind Chief Development Officer Rachel Pachter, U.S. Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski, Ørsted Offshore North America CEO David Hardy, as well as virtual remarks by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton, Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and Department of Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau. Each will address aspects of the growing offshore wind industry from port developments, workforce training, supply chain needs and more.
IPF Together Highlights: August 24 – 26
Presented by Oceantic Network
Marriott Convention Center
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 US
For press credentials, register online here. Limited virtual registrations are available. To request a virtual media access, contact Melinda Skea.
Offshore Wind Ready: An Industry Education
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Offshore Wind Ready: An Industry Education (OSW Ready). The half-day virtual program is for businesses interested in entering the offshore wind energy industry supply chain—the fastest growing renewable energy industry in the U.S.
5 p.m. EDT
Dominion Energy Party
6 p.m. EDT
The Challenges We Face: Getting to Net Zero
9 a.m. EDT
featuring Oceantic Network President & CEO Liz Burdock
Capital of the Commonwealth: Welcome to Virginia
9:15 a.m. EDT
featuring City of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Baker Donelson Head of Power and Renewables Group Joe Tirone
The Offshore Wind Opportunity
9:25 a.m. EDT
featuring Dominion Energy President & CEO Bob Blue
Virginia is for Offshore Wind Lovers
9:35 a.m. EDT
featuring Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Building an American Industry
9:50 a.m. EDT
featuring Ørsted Offshore North America CEO David Hardy
Reaching 100% – How Much Offshore Wind Is Needed
10 a.m. EDT
Since 2008, U.S. states and municipalities have doubled their commitments of renewable energy generation. New York, New Jersey, Virginia and D.C. have signed 100 percent clean energy legislation. Hear from Undersecretary of Energy Judy Chang, NYSERDA President & CEO Doreen Harris and Virginia Economic Development Partnership President & CEO Stephen Moret on what they are learning through the planning process to achieve these goals.
Offshore Wind = Onshore Jobs
10:45 a.m. EDT
featuring US Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski
U.S. Department of Interior Remarks
11 a.m. EDT
featuring U.S. Department of Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau
The U.S. Contribution to the Global Market: BOEM Plan for 30 GWs and Beyond
9 a.m. EDT
featuring a discussion with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton (virtual) and RWE Renewables Senior Vice President of Offshore Development Sam Eaton
Department of Energy Remarks
9:30 a.m. EDT
featuring Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
Building Back with Offshore Wind: A Conversation with Senator Mark Warner
9:55 a.m. EDT
featuring Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Burns & McDonnell’s Jason Cabral
Offshore Wind: Let’s Make it Happen
10:35 a.m. EDT
featuring Wood Thilsted
Vineyard Wind: The Nation’s First Approved Commercial Scale Project
10:45 a.m. EDT
featuring Vineyard Wind Chief Development Officer Rachel Pachter
Offshore Wind American Manufacturing Act
11 a.m. EDT
Featuring virtual remarks by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Avangrid Head of U.S. Offshore Wind Bill White
Scaling Up: Localizing the Supply Chain
11:25 a.m. EDT
35 GW of offshore wind is currently operating globally and over 230 GW is already committed in 2030 policy targets. This is still a small fraction of the 71,000 GW of global technical potential resource the World Bank has identified. Join Dominion Energy’s Mark Mitchel, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s Abby Watson, Anbaric’s Clarke Bruno, Vestas’ Josh Irwin, Burns & McDonnell’s Tony Appleton, and Nexans’ Sylvain Cabalery to discuss the global context for this rapidly growing industry and looks at some of the emerging market opportunities coming this decade.
Access the full schedule online. Credentialed media can register for a press pass online.
The exhibit and conference are supported by host sponsors Dominion Energy, The Commonwealth of Virginia, Avangrid Renewables and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. It is on track to draw thousands of industry professionals representing over 500 companies, all focused on sharing valuable insights on how to move the emerging U.S. wind industry forward. Attendees will have access to over nearly 200 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, multiple networking opportunities to connect with fellow participants including WindMatch one-on-one appointments, and more than 75 experts speaking on the latest developments, projects, and products moving the offshore wind industry and its supply chain forward.
- IPF Together website
- IPF Schedule at a Glance
Oceantic Network is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Partnership Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at Oceantic.org.