Offshore Wind Transmission Webinar Series
January 29, February 5, and February 12, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST
MARCO is pleased to announce that the program and registration are now available for the Offshore Wind Transmission Webinar Series, which is hosted in partnership with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) on January 29, February 5, and February 12, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. EST.
This series is intended to increase understanding of this important planning issue by providing an opportunity to hear from experts in the electricity transmission field about the cable installation process, best practices, the role of offshore wind in meeting state decarbonization goals, the need for transmission planning to meet potential electricity generation from offshore sources, the roles of regional organizations in operating the grid, and regulatory considerations for transmission planning. The webinars will also include panel discussions about potential considerations and research questions related to habitat, protected species, and fisheries interactions.
Registration and the agenda for the February webinars are available via the NROC website.
The January 29 webinar, “Bringing Offshore Transmission to Shore: How It’s Done and Stakeholder Considerations,” provided an understanding of the physical features of marine cable installation and repair, environmental and marine use considerations, industry best practices for mitigating risk, and perspectives on offshore transmission planning on the east coast. The recording will be made available on the NROC website here.