MIT Enterprise Forum Hosts ‘Offshore Wind in New England: Lessons Learned, the Way Forward’ (USA)

On June 1, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: “Offshore Wind in New England: Lessons Learned, the Way Forward,” which will feature an illustrious panel moderated by Ian Bowles, the former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

The Northeast coast of the United States is one of the world’s premier opportunities for offshore wind energy — offering over a thousand miles of coastline with a wide continental shelf on one side and major population centers on the other. Offshore wind technology continues to advance. However, as experienced by Nantucket Sound’s Cape Wind, the first major offshore site in the United States, the challenges are political and social as well as economic. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s wind development experts to discuss the prospects, challenges and future of offshore wind technology.

Panel Moderator:

* Ian Bowles is the former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Panelists:

* Karl Klös-Hein is managing director at EEW, one of the world’s leading offshore wind farm construction companies.

* Ed Krapels is the founder of Anbaric Holding, LLC, a development and financing organization for offshore wind transmission electrical grid projects.

* Bryan Martin is managing director at the D. E. Shaw Group, the majority investor in offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind, LLC.

* Marcy L. Reed is the president of National Grid in Massachusetts, which is responsible for the financial, operational, and customer service performance of National Grid in Massachusetts.

Event Coordinator:

* Christopher Noble is the energy technology Licensing Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Licensing Office.

The evening will be sponsored by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

When:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

5:30pm: Networking mixer & appetizers

6:15-8:00pm: Program

8:00-9:00pm: Networking reception in the R&D Pub

Where:

MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

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