Going Big on California Offshore Wind

Making the Golden State a Global Leader on Floating Wind

May 13 - 15, 2024
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
Sacramento, California

What is the Pacific Offshore Wind Summit?

The 2024 Pacific Offshore Wind Summit brings together state and federal officials, industry leaders, and other stakeholders to mobilize support and build momentum for California to meet its ambitious planning goals to generate up to 5 gigawatts (GW) from offshore wind by 2030 and a nation-leading 25 GW by 2045.

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Summit
by the
Numbers

10

Keynote
Addresses

25

Panel
Discussions

30

Sponsors
 

80+

Speakers
 

750+

Attendees
 

Who Should Attend?

Our attendees cover the many sectors of offshore wind and come from all over the world to meet and discuss the future of the industry.
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Industry Professionals & Technical Experts
  • Offshore Wind Developers
  • Mooring, Platform, Cabling, Turbines, and Other Tech Providers
  • Marine Engineering
  • Offshore Construction and Services
  • Ports and Shore Assembly
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Regulators, Policymakers & Advocates
  • BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) and Other Federal Policymakers
  • State Regulators and Policymakers
  • Environmental NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
  • Labor Representatives
  • Legal and Policy Experts
  • Nonprofits, Academics, and Other Key Stakeholders
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Investors, Utilities & Consultants
  • Investor-Owned Utilities, Public Power, and CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators)
  • Renewable Energy Industry Analysts
  • Environmental and Energy Consulting Firms

Media & Press

A limited number of press passes are available for members of the news media to attend the 2024 Pacific Offshore Wind Summit. If you are interested in receiving a complimentary press pass, please send your request to the Summit Event Team for consideration.

Featured Speakers 2024

David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission (CEC)

David Hochschild

Chair
California Energy Commission (CEC)

Elizabeth Klein, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Elizabeth Klein

Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, Offshore Wind Energy Lead, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Jocelyn Brown-Saracino

Offshore Wind Energy Lead
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Cottie Petrie-Norris, California State Assembly Member, California's 73rd Assembly District

Cottie Petrie-Norris

California State Assembly Member, 73rd District

Laura Daniel-Davis, Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

Laura Daniel-Davis

Acting Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior

Dr. Kate Huckelbridge, Executive Director, California Coastal Commission

Dr. Kate Huckelbridge

Executive Director
California Coastal Commission

Rick Chavez Zbur, California State Assembly Member, California's 51st Assembly District

Rick Chavez Zbur

California State Assembly Member, 51st District
Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus

Mike Gipson, California Assembly Member, 65th District

Mike Gipson

California State Assembly Member, 65th District

Neil Millar, Vice President of Infrastructure & Operations Planning, California Independent System Operator (ISO)

Neil Millar

Vice President of Infrastructure & Operations Planning
California Independent System Operator (ISO)

Chris Hannan, President, State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

Chris Hannan

President
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

Adam Stern, Executive Director, Offshore Wind California

Adam Stern

Executive Director
Offshore Wind California

Ruth Perry, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Power Americas ,Shell

Ruth Perry

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Power Americas
Shell

Alicia Barton, CEO, Vineyard Offshore

Alicia Barton

CEO
Vineyard Offshore

Phil Williams, Council Member, Yurok Tribe

Phil Williams

Council Member
Yurok Tribe

Chuck Bonham, Director, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Chuck Bonham

Director
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Dawn Addis, California State Assembly Member, California's 30th Assembly District

Dawn Addis

California State Assembly Member, 30th District

Daniel Runyan, Head of Offshore Wind, Invenergy

Daniel Runyan

Head of Offshore Wind
Invenergy

Jim Wood, California State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, California's 2nd Assembly District

Jim Wood

California State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore

John Laird, Senator, California State Senate

John Laird

Senator
California State Senate

John Reynolds, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

John Reynolds

Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission

Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer, California State Lands Commission

Jennifer Lucchesi

Executive Officer
California State Lands Commission

Kevin Sligh, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Kevin Sligh

Director
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Leuwam Tesfai, Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy, California Public Utilities Commission

Leuwam Tesfai

Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy
California Public Utilities Commission

Martin Goff, Head of Renewables, Pacific Region, Equinor

Martin Goff

Head of Renewables, Pacific Region
Equinor

Michael Brown, CEO, Ocean Winds North America

Michael Brown

CEO
Ocean Winds North America

Sam Eaton, President & CEO, RWE Offshore Holdings

Sam Eaton

President & CEO
RWE Offshore Holdings

Travis Douville, Wind Systems Integration Portfolio Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Travis Douville

Wind Systems Integration Portfolio Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tony Appleton, Director - Offshore Wind, Burns & McDonnell

Tony Appleton

Director, Offshore Wind
Burns & McDonnell

Arne Jacobson, Director at Schatz Energy Research Center, Cal Poly Humboldt

Arne Jacobson

Director, Schatz Energy Research Center
Cal Poly Humboldt

Elizabeth Huber, Director of Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection, California Energy Commission

Elizabeth Huber

Director of Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection
California Energy Commission

Sarp Ersoylu, Western Ports & Maritime Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Sarp Ersoylu

Western Ports & Maritime Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Suzanne Plezia, Senior Director/Chief Harbor Engineer, Port of Long Beach

Suzanne Plezia

Senior Director/Chief Harbor Engineer
Port of Long Beach

Stephanie McClellan, Executive Director, Turn Forward

Stephanie McClellan

Executive Director
Turn Forward

Theodore Paradise, Partner, K&L Gates

Theodore Paradise

Partner
K&L Gates

Jenn Eckerle, Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy for Natural Resources, California Natural Resources Agency

Jenn Eckerle

Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy for Natural Resources
California Natural Resources Agency

V. John White, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology

V. John White

Executive Director
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology

Whitney Fiore, Offshore Wind and Marine Regional Lead - West, ICF

Whitney Fiore

Offshore Wind and Marine Regional Lead - West
ICF International

Rick Yarde, Regional Supervisor, Office of Environment, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Rick Yarde

Regional Supervisor, Office of Environment
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Silvia Yanez, State Permitting Manager, Golden State Wind

Silvia Yanez

State Permitting Manager
Golden State Wind

Scott Johnston, Branch Supervisor, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Scott Johnston

Branch Supervisor
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Doug Boren, Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Doug Boren

Pacific Regional Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Jason Ramos, Council Member, Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Business Council

Jason Ramos

Council Member
Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Business Council

Nikki Buffa, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Nikki Buffa

Partner
Latham & Watkins

Eddie Ahn, Executive Director, Brightline Defense

Eddie Ahn

Executive Director
Brightline Defense

Molly Croll, Pacific Offshore Wind Director, American Clean Power

Molly Croll

Pacific Offshore Wind Director
American Clean Power

Rick Umoff, Director of Government Affairs, Vineyard Offshore

Rick Umoff

Director of Government Affairs
Vineyard Offshore

Holly Wyer, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Coastal Commission

Holly Wyer

Senior Environmental Scientist
California Coastal Commission

Brian White, Partner, KP Public Affairs

Brian White

Partner
KP Public Affairs

Walt Musial, Chief Engineer for Offshore Wind Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Walt Musial

Chief Engineer for Offshore Wind Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Kelly Boyd, Sr. Director, Policy and Regulatory - West Coast US, Equinor

Kelly Boyd

Sr. Director, Policy and Regulatory - West Coast US
Equinor

Dan Jacobson, Legislative Director, Environment California

Dan Jacobson

Legislative Director
Environment California

Micah Mitrosky, International Representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Micah Mitrosky

International Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Jeff Hunerlach, District Representative, Operating Engineers Local #3

Jeff Hunerlach

District Representative
Operating Engineers Local #3

Ben Ruttenberg, Director, Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ben Ruttenberg

Director, Center for Coastal Marine Sciences
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Garry George, Senior Director, Climate Strategy, National Audubon Society

Garry George

Senior Director, Climate Strategy
National Audubon Society

Irene Gutierrez, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Irene Gutierrez

Senior Attorney
Natural Resources Defense Council

Mike Conroy, Principal, West Coast Fisheries Consultants

Mike Conroy

Principal
West Coast Fisheries Consultants

Michelle Bardini, Public Affairs Manager, Vestas

Michelle Bardini

Public Affairs Manager
Vestas

Treston Shull, Vice President / Business Representative, LiUNA

Treston Shull

Vice President / Business Representative
LiUNA

Ryan Calkins, Advisor, Offshore Wind and Maritime Infrastructure, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ryan Calkins

Advisor, Offshore Wind and Maritime Infrastructure
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Necy Sumait, Regional Supervisor, Office of Strategic Resources, Pacific, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Necy Sumait

Regional Supervisor, Office of Strategic Resources
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Tim Fischer, Executive Director / VP of Ramboll's Global Wind Team, Ramboll

Tim Fischer

Executive Director / VP of Ramboll's Global Wind Team
Ramboll

Jana Ganion, Senior Advisor for Offshore Wind, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Jana Ganion

Senior Advisor for Offshore Wind
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Brian Sabina, CEO, Clean Energy Terminals

Brian Sabina

CEO
Clean Energy Terminals

William Lim, U.S. Program Wind Sector Leader & Japan Program Leader, Danish Energy Agency

William Lim

U.S. Program Wind Sector Leader & Japan Program Leader
Danish Energy Agency

Tershara Matthews, National OSW Policy Lead, WSP

Tershara Matthews

National OSW Policy Lead
WSP

Sam Cohen, Government Affairs and Legal Officer, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Sam Cohen

Government Affairs and Legal Officer
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Travis Alexander, Senior Organizer, Nor Cal Carpenters Union

Travis Alexander

Senior Organizer
Nor Cal Carpenters Union

Jason Busch, Executive Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Jason Busch

Executive Director
Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Hillary Bright, US VP for Renewables, Xodus

Hillary Bright

US VP for Renewables
Xodus

Saul Rosser, Offshore Wind Engineering Manager, West Coast, RWE

Saul Rosser

Offshore Wind Engineering Manager, West Coast
RWE

Carrie Sessions, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Water, Office of Governor Jay Inslee

Carrie Sessions

Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Water
Office of Governor Jay Inslee

Adam Smith, Director of Regulatory Relations, Southern California Edison

Adam Smith

Director of Regulatory Relations
Southern California Edison

Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Senior Director Policy & Outreach, Oceantic Network

Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez

Senior Director Policy & Outreach
Oceantic Network

Joe Street, Manager, Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency, California Coastal Commission

Joe Street

Manager, Energy, Ocean Resources and Federal Consistency
California Coastal Commission

Rohimah Moly, Deputy Director, Energy and Climate Unit, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Rohimah Moly

Deputy Director, Energy and Climate Unit
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Scott Flint, Project Manager - Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, California Energy Commission

Scott Flint

Project Manager - Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
California Energy Commission

Jeff Billinton, Director,	Transmission Infrastructure Planning, California ISO

Jeff Billinton

Director, Transmission Infrastructure Planning
California ISO

Alex Cornell du Houx, EOPA President & former Maine State Representative

Alex Cornell du Houx

EOPA President & former Maine State Representative

Eduardo Martinez, Mayor, City of Richmond, CA

Eduardo Martinez

Mayor
City of Richmond, CA

Francisca Martinez, Deputy Chief of Staff, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Francisca Martinez

Deputy Chief of Staff
USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Dawn Ortiz-Legg, County Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Dawn Ortiz-Legg

County Supervisor
San Luis Obispo County, CA

BK White, Richmond Policy Director, City of Richmond, CA

BK White

Richmond Policy Director
City of Richmond, CA

Official Sponsors 2024

Burns & McDonnell
Equinor
Golden State Wind
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Invenergy
LiUNA
RWE Offshore Holdings
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
Vineyard Offshore
WSP
Downey Brand
Environmental Science Association
Latham & Watkins
Port of Long Beach
NorCal Carpenter's Union
NOV Global Energy Services
Ramboll
Tetra Tech
Vestas
Xodus Global Energy Consultancy
Aspen Environmental Group
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
DeTect
Humboldt Bay Harbor District
Stantec Engineering Consulting
Shell
American Bureau of Shipping Group
Bardex Corporation
District Council of Ironworkers
MEDIA PARTNERS & INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS
Asia Wind Energy Association
California Association of Port Authorities
renewableUK

Become a 2024 Sponsor

Being a Pacific Offshore Wind Summit Sponsor offers an opportunity to highlight your role as an industry leader and raise your organization's visibility among Summit attendees.

The 2024 Pacific Offshore Wind Summit is an ideal location for us to gather and talk about all of the latest policy, legislative, and technology developments, and encourage greater collaboration and innovation among key stakeholders of the offshore wind industry in California.

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VIDEO

Setting A Course for 25 GW & Beyond

Watch the new video highlighting California offshore wind's milestones and momentum, and essential next steps to deliver its benefits to Golden State residents, workers, and ratepayers.