Business Network for Offshore Wind, International Partnering Forum Virtual

You are here

April 21, 2020 8:00AM EDT to April 22, 2020 5:00PM EDT

DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office will participate in the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum’s “IPF Virtual” April 21-22, 2020 in advance of this year’s in-person conference, now scheduled for August 18-21, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Below are presentation details of WETO-funded researchers from DOE National Laboratories who will discuss emerging technologies for offshore wind resource characterization and floating technology innovations.

Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum’s “IPF Virtual”


Apr 21

11:30 a.m. EST | The California / Oregon / Hawaii Opportunity

Hear about the progress being made to move floating OSW forward on the U.S’s. West Coast by technical experts, government officials and Industry leaders.  

Moderator: Chris Potter, Coast Grants and Wetland Coordinator, California Natural Resources Agency 

Alla Weinstein, Founder and CEO, Trident Wind
Arne Jacobson, Professor Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University
Philipp Beiter, Energy Markets and Policy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Necy Sumait, Renewable Energy Section Chief, Pacific OCS, BOEM
Jason Busch, Executive Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust
Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Western Director, Business Network for Offshore Wind

12:45 p.m. EST | Advancing Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Research at DOE

Will Shaw, Wind Energy Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Alicia Gorton, Project Manager and Marine Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

For the most up-to-date information, please visit

Agenda and registration details can be found here.