Maine Offshore Wind Milestones

Maine Offshore Wind Milestones from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo. This webinar was a presentation of the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP), a project of Clean Energy Group. Guest speakers Jeff Thaler and Habib Dagher from the University of Maine presented an update on the milestones the University of Maine’s pilot-scale and demonstration offshore wind…

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Offshore Wind: Lessons from Europe

Clean Energy Group (CEG) hosted a webinar for their Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) on the offshore wind experience in Europe. Mike Hay (Xodus Group) and Cathryn Hooper (Source Low Carbon) provided an overview of Europe’s offshore wind industry developments and important lessons that the U.S. can take from UK experiences. In addition, the presenters discussed offshore wind siting issues.

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Making History with VolturnUS

The DeepCWind Consortium, led by the University of Maine, made history on May 31 when it launched the first U.S. grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine, a 65-foot-high unit on a concrete-composite platform prototype called VolturnUS. At 1:8th the scale of a commercial installation, this project will collect data to validate and improve floating wind turbine designs,…

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Understanding Regional Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities

CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the Global Wind Network (GLWN) hosted this webinar on March 19, 2013 to outline the DOE/GLWN Offshore Supply Chain project and explain how coastal regions can participate in the development and implementation of this emerging energy industry. Webinar Description: The DOE recently awarded Global Wind Network (GLWN) a…

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Learning Investment in Offshore Wind: An Economic Analysis

Learning Investment in Offshore Wind: An Economic Analysis from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo. In late February 2013, CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) – in conjunction with the Center for American Progress, The Sierra Club, and the US Offshore Wind Collaborative – released a comprehensive analysis of the economic costs and benefits of developing…

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Right Whales and Offshore Wind: A Case Study Collaboration

Right Whales and Offshore Wind: A Case Study for Collaboration from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo. CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a webinar on March 1, 2013 that examined the scientific underpinnings of North Atlantic right whale conservation; identified how this challenge might impact offshore wind development; and…

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Wind Farm Siting and Maritime Traffic: Challenges and Opportunities

Any new structures placed on the Outer Continental Shelf of the U.S. will affect maritime traffic, including offshore wind farms. The U.S. Coast Guard has undertaken the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) to understand maritime traffic patterns, identify major routes that intersect planned wind farm sites, and make recommendations on how to move…

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DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination

DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo. This webinar featured a discussion with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior regarding their approach to providing effective public liaison and coordination on issues related to offshore wind energy. The purpose of the webinar is for the…

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Innovative Approaches for Financing US Offshore Wind Energy

Innovative Approaches for Financing US Offshore Wind Energy from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo. Offshore wind (OSW) can play a significant role as a contributor to the US expansion in renewable power generation. Perhaps the most significant barrier is addressing financing. This webinar examined some of the innovative approaches that could be used to advance…

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