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Orsted/Eversource/SBU Workshop

This in-person workshop was held at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) on May 23, 2022 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm EST.

The event included a series of presentations updating the future of offshore wind by noted speakers from Stony Brook University, Orsted and Eversource.  There was also presentations by SBU faculty who are part of the Sunrise Wind Offshore Wind Project.  The workshop concluded with a panel discussion/conversation and an oppertunity for audience Q&A.




Brief Welcome: Dr. Richard J. Reeder, VP for Research, SBU: Intro & the partnership between Ørsted /Eversource/SBU

 CLCPA ~ How are we likely to respond to the draft action plan: Dr. Paul Shepson, Dean, SoMAS  

Overview Market and R&D Strategy:  Dr. Marie-Lou Picherit, Manager, Innovation & Venture Hub, US Innovation Commercial, Ørsted;  Ken Bowes, Vice President, Offshore Wind Siting & Permitting, Eversource


Presentation followed by Q&A

Dr. Brian Colle, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, also includes Jeffrey Freedman, U Albany

Title: Integrating Unique Observations and Models to Improve Offshore Wind Resource Assessment and Energy Production Forecasts 

Presentation followed by Q&A

Dr. Peng Zhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Enabling Reliable Ultra-Scale Offshore Wind Energy Integration into New York Power Grids

Presentation followed by Q&A

Dr. Yue Zhao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Energy Storage Solutions for Transmission Planning and Grid Stability with Massive Offshore Wind Farms


Panel: Challenges in Offshore Wind

Moderator:  Robert B. Catell, AERTC

Jennifer Garvey Ørsted: Stakeholder Engagement in OSW

Randhir Singh, Ørsted: Technical Challenges of OSW in Infrastructure/electric

Ken Bowes, Eversource: Transmission, Offshore Wind Siting & Permitting

Patricia Malone, SBU:  Workforce Development in the Offshore Wind future 

Audience Q&A for Panel

Closing Remarks