Guice Offshore congratulates the Business Network for Offshore Wind on its tenth anniversary! The organization is the leading non-profit working to accelerate offshore wind development and build a dedicated manufacturing supply chain in the United States,
“The Network” launched a new 10th Anniversary marketing campaign in March 2023 celebrating the remarkable growth of America’s offshore wind industry over the last decade. Part of the campaign includes a new 10th anniversary website highlighting the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s role in charting the course for American offshore wind.
Watch their tenth anniversary video here.
For more than a decade, the Business Network for Offshore Wind has worked to unlock opportunities to harness the vast potential of offshore wind energy and grow America’s domestic supply chain capacity. What began in 2013 as a small group of Maryland businesses with a shared vision has transformed into a diverse coalition of nearly 600 member groups and businesses working collectively to increase coordination and reduce barriers to offshore wind deployment.
The Network brings together businesses, developers, policymakers, international experts, and economic development agencies to increase coordination of offshore wind deployment for the benefit of America’s economy, environment and workforce.
From the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum—the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s annual signature event and the largest offshore wind conference in the Americas— taking place during March 28-30 in Baltimore, to creating critical industry products like the Supply Chain Connect registry, OSW Market Dashboard, and Foundation 2 Blade trainings, the Network is committed to meeting the dynamic needs of a fast-evolving industry.
“Ten years ago, we started the Business Network for Offshore Wind with the shared mission to break down the barriers that have held back the U.S. offshore wind industry for far too long,” said Liz Burdock, President and CEO of Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Today, we are at an inflection point as the market transitions from demonstration to commercialization-at-scale, and we have a visible pipeline of construction-ready projects for the first time. Offshore wind is the tip of the spear for renewable ocean energy—not only can it power our homes and businesses, but it can be the foundation for new technologies, new innovations, and breakthrough climate solutions. As we celebrate the progress we have made, we also have an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come and look forward to the next ten years because our work is far from complete—we know that working together, a future powered by offshore wind is possible.”
- International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
- 2023 U.S. Offshore Wind Market Report
- 10th Anniversary Website
Business Network for Offshore Wind’s annual conference will bring industry, policy, government, and business leaders together in Baltimore from March 28-30
The Business Network for Offshore Wind will welcome U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, and Maryland Governor Wes Moore as the keynote speakers for its 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) on March 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
There, industry and business leaders, government officials, policy experts, and key stakeholders from around the world, including Guice Offshore Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Scheyd, will converge at the largest offshore wind energy conference in the Americas to collaborate, share ideas, and chart the course for the future of the U.S. offshore wind industry and its supply chain.
The three-day event is expected to draw more than 4,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries with plenary sessions focused on the pathway to achieving 110 GW by 2050, the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on offshore wind, and growing domestic supply chain capacity amid global inflation. As the offshore wind market transitions from demonstration to commercialization with the nation’s first two utility-scale projects set to begin operation this year, 2023’s IPF will be the most significant in size and scope, providing a premier forum to address the industry’s biggest opportunities and challenges.
“This year’s IPF keynote speakers are decision makers who sit at the center of the U.S. offshore wind industry’s recent growth and market acceleration,” said Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “By bringing together the industry’s most important stakeholders, IPF will create unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and continue offshore wind’s forward momentum. As the home of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, we are excited to celebrate ten years of IPF in Baltimore, which has tremendous potential to serve as a hub for industry activity, attracting new investment and creating opportunities across the supply chain.”
Secretary Haaland will speak to the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to supporting the offshore wind industry as a key part of America’s green energy future. Since taking office in 2021 as the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history, Haaland has prioritized sustainable energy and environmental justice as the Interior Department outlines the path to achieving 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.
Zaidi will provide remarks during the opening plenary session and discuss the federal government’s efforts to expand the U.S. offshore wind industry, chief of which is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed in August 2022 that implemented a generous tax credit to encourage domestic production of offshore wind components and vessels.
Governor Wes Moore will open the March 29th plenary and discuss his administration’s efforts to supercharge the state’s offshore wind development. Governor Moore set Maryland on an ambitious path toward decarbonization with his goal of ensuring the state produces 100 percent clean energy by 2035.
The conference will also feature remarks from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Elizabeth Klein and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh.
Director Klein will give a keynote speech at IPF’s Women in Energy Luncheon, taking place March 29, while Director Sligh will provide a plenary presentation to all attendees. Both will discuss recently announced regulations for U.S. offshore wind, which set clear rules for developers and allow the industry to accelerate to meet its goals.
New this year, IPF will include a Global Insights Stage that showcases global market updates from 15 international delegations, including Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to building a robust offshore wind supply chain and expanding adoption of offshore wind energy. It advances the industry through collaboration, education, and innovation, including the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), the leading offshore wind conference in North America, and the OSW Market Dashboard. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.