Multi-Billion Dollar Southern Coastal and Offshore Wind Energy Industry

Google and a New York financial firm have agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard that could ultimately transform the region’s electrical map. At Southern Wind 2010, Jim Lanard, President of Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC), will discuss this 350-mile underwater spine, which could remove some critical obstacles to wind power development.

Southern Wind 2010 will bring developers, manufacturers, shipbuilders, policymakers and thought leaders together with investors, lenders and other key stakeholders to share their perspectives on the latest innovations and developments for building the Southern region’s emerging offshore wind industry.

Highlights of the conference include an introduction to a unique approach to integrating community wind projects with offshore endeavors as well as inviting leading companies and universities to present poster sessions, showcasing advancements in innovative technologies. Networking with other groups throughout the value chain will be emphasized and gives delegates an opportunity to establish and strengthen strategic relationships. Don’t miss your chance to begin at the beginning.

Participating Organizations:
Apex Offshore Wind, LLC
Baker Renewable Energy
Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
Carpenters Local 27, CDCO-Carpenters District Council of Ontario
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Charleston Branch Pilots Association and President, Tradeworthy, Inc.
City of North Myrtle Beach, SC
Coastal Conservation League
Comerica Bank
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Duke Energy Generation Services
Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey, LLC
GCube Insurance Services
GE Energy – Offshore Wind
Green Giraffe Energy Bankers
KeyBanc Capital Markets
Marine Corps Installations East
Maybank Industries, LLC
MCAS Beaufort, SC
Nautica Windpower LLC
Newkirk Environmental
North Carolina Ports
North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
North Strand Coastal Wind Team
Ocean and Coastal Consultants, a COWI company
Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC)
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
PJM Interconnection, LLC
Plug In Carolina
Research Planning, Inc.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Santee Cooper Public Power Co
Savannah River National Laboratory
SCDHEC – Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management
Siemens Wind Power A/S
Sierra Club-Virginia Chapter
South Carolina Energy Office
South Carolina State Ports Authority
Stevens Towing Co., Inc.
Subocean Group Limited
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
UNC Chapel Hill
Vestas Offshore
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
Weeks Marine

Supporting Organizations:
Coastal Conservation League
Grand Strand Technology Council
North Myrtle Beach City, SC
North Strand Coastal Wind Team
SC Sea Grant Consortium
Virginia Offshore Wind (VOW)

Please review our faculty and our program agendas and reserve your place today.