Infocast, a premier producer of deal-making and networking events, and the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) are pleased to host the Pacific Rim Offshore Wind Summit, which will take place at San Francisco's Hotel Kabuki on September 30 - October 2, 2019.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Summit, which will feature more than 200 participants, is the first event of its kind to focus on Pacific Rim offshore wind opportunities. With an emphasis on the areas off the coast of California as well as Japan, South Korea, and China, the conference aims to facilitate unlocking the immense potential of offshore wind throughout the Pacific Rim.
The Summit's speakers and presenters include well-known industry insiders as:
Kristoffer Böttzauw, Director General, Danish Energy Administration
Sebastian Bringsvaerd, Head of Hywind Development, Equinor
Thomas Brostrom, President, Orstead North America
Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Edgare Kerkwijk, Board Member, Asia Wind Energy Association
Spyridon Martinis, Chief Operating Officer Offshore, EDP Renewables
Lars Pedersen, CEO, Copenhagen Offshore Partners and CEO, Vineyard Wind
Takuya Yamazaki, Director, Policy Planning Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dept., Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
One of the Summit's Keynote speakers, Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, will deliver an address titled California Renewable Energy and OSW Perspective and Partnering with Pac Rim. "As California moves to 100% clean energy by 2045, offshore wind is poised to play a major role," said Hochschild. "This convening is another important opportunity for policymakers and investors to continue the dialogue about how we can work together to overcome technological and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to bring this important source of clean, domestic energy into the mainstream."
POET's Board Chair, Kevin Banister, also underlined the potential offshore wind: "The Pacific Ocean Energy Trust is excited to partner with Infocast to host this inaugural Pacific Rim Offshore Wind conference. The potential of offshore wind on the west coast of the United States and the Pacific Rim to provide safe, reliable, and affordable clean energy is an extraordinary opportunity that deserves to be fully explored. POET is committed to the responsible development of floating offshore wind energy, and to working with our partners and stakeholders to better understand this opportunity and to address the challenges that lie ahead."
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Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the responsible development of marine renewable energy in the Pacific Region. Growing out of the Oregon Wave Energy Trust, POET brings ten years of experience working on issues relating to marine renewable energy development, with a special emphasis on policy and regulatory matters, better understanding of environmental effects of marine renewables, and stakeholder engagement. POET supports the development of all types of marine renewable technologies including offshore wind, tidal, and wave energy.