Jørgen Brandt Theodorsen
Director Wind - Poland, Baltics, North & South America
Members of Team Norway (Consulate General San Francisco, Innovation Norway and NORWEP) in close cooperation with Offshore Wind California https://www.offshorewindca.org/ invite you to participate in a delegation program in conjunction with the Pacific Offshore Wind Summit at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco March 28-30, 2022. https://infocastinc.com/event/pacific-offshore-wind/.
Offshore wind is coming to the U.S. West Coast. Federal lease auctions are expected by fall of 2022, with the first round supporting some 4.6 gigawatts (GW) of power – and that’s just off California. West Coast states are getting on track to establish a sustainable floating wind industry that will generate jobs and economic development for decades. California, with its landmark AB 525 legislation, is setting a path towards integrating 10 GW or more of offshore wind in its climate and clean-power strategy. Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii are working to add offshore wind to their clean-power portfolios. These West Coast opportunities hold tremendous promise, but they also require different technologies, supply chains, and construction methods than fixed-bottom projects on the Atlantic Coast.
Team Norway are planning extensive meeting activity with key stakeholders including exploring partnering opportunities with the West coast supply chain, yet with time set aside to participate in the Offshore Wind Summit. There will be one to one B2B meetings as well as offsite networking opportunities in the form of a reception.
The detailed agenda for the delegation visit is under development and this event will be updated as we get closer.