Northwest Regional Ocean Council Webinar Series
The Northeast Regional Ocean Council, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean, invites you to participate in a Friday morning webinar series to increase understanding and promote dialogue about offshore wind transmission planning in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.
Registration for these webinars is now open.
There has been increased focus in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on the importance of critical transmission infrastructure considerations when planning for the potential development of the offshore wind industry. Transmission is regulated and managed onshore and offshore by multiple state and federal agencies, as well as regional entities. This webinar series will provide NROC and MARCO members, partners, and others with an understanding of the current framework for transmission planning on land, and issues that are emerging as planning extends offshore.
WEBINAR 1 | January 29, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Bringing Offshore Transmission to Shore: How It’s Done and Stakeholder Considerations
Objective: To provide an understanding of the physical features of marine cable installation, environmental and marine use considerations, industry best practices for mitigating risk, and perspectives on offshore transmission planning on the east coast.
WEBINAR 2 | February 5, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
The Role of Offshore Wind in Meeting State Decarbonization Goals and Why Transmission Matters
Objective: To discuss recent analysis by The Brattle Group about the anticipated scale of offshore wind development needed meet state public policy goals, and consider a systems approach to offshore wind transmission planning.
WEBINAR 3 | February 12, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
How the Grid Works 101 and Offshore Wind Considerations
Objective: To provide participants with an understanding of the regulatory, operational, management and market characteristics of electricity transmission from offshore wind.