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Kevin Pearce

U.S. Grid Access

Business Development Manager

Siemens




With more than 25 years of maritime industry experience, Kevin currently spearheads the growth and positioning of Siemens solutions for connecting U.S. offshore wind energy projects to the electrical grid. Prior to Siemens, Kevin worked with several U.S. offshore wind developers, including Bluewater Wind, where he played a key role in several notable accomplishments including the first offshore wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in the United States. Kevin also has experience in private marine consulting firms, where he led the engineering, financing, and construction of ships and offshore structures. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and a Masters of Engineering in Ocean Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he has also served as an instructor.

Significant cost savings and risk reduction can be achieved through optimization of the offshore wind electrical system and its connection to the onshore grid. This presentation describes several recent innovations that brought these advances to recent deployments.

Presentation: Cost Reductions in Offshore Wind Grid Access



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