Notable Offshore Wind Stakeholders Headline IPF In April


The Business Network for Offshore Wind has announced offshore wind stakeholders who will headline the sixth annual International Partnering Forum (IPF) in New York City.

The IPF will feature presentations from the following:

  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy;
  • Richard Kauffman, chairman of the board at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA);
  • Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA;
  • Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority;
  • Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America;
  • Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and
  • The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, the U.K. government’s low-carbon business ambassador and vice chair of the Committee on Climate Change.

“Growing the offshore wind industry in New Jersey has been a boon to both to our economic development goals, as well as the urgent need to improve our environmental stewardship,” says Murphy. “I’m thrilled to speak alongside industry leaders and public officials from around the world who share my commitment to developing this industry and decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.”

The 2.5-day conference, commencing April 8, will feature educational programs, exhibitors and networking opportunities. Programming and workshops will cover critical issues facing the U.S. offshore wind industry. More than 1,000 attendees are expected to attend.

“The IPF will bring together state, federal and international leaders with industry experts to harness the momentum of the U.S. industry and push forward the establishment of a U.S. offshore wind supply chain,” says Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Along the U.S. coastline lies a resource with the power to create clean energy, unparalleled jobs and economic growth. We are on the cusp of a booming offshore wind industry, with states along the eastern seaboard committing to large-scale offshore wind at an unprecedented rate.”

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