CEG’s Offshore Wind Summit Was a Major Success
The Center for Economic Growth’s Capital Region Offshore Wind Summit on April 13 blew away expectations, with more than 225 attendees from industry, manufacturers, the community and workforce. The event, sponsored by Couch White, further elevated the Capital Region’s status as an emerging major East Coast manufacturing hub for the international OSW industry. An impressive lineup of 16 speakers included representatives from the Embassy of Denmark, NYSERDA, Equinor US, Ørsted/Eversource, Marmen, Welcon, the Port of Albany, Port of Coeymans and more.
If you missed the summit, watch it here, and see why industry representatives are speaking so enthusiastically about the Capital Region. For example:
Beth Treseder, New England Market Lead, Equinor US
The impacts of this manufacturing facility [at the Port of Albany] really can’t be overstated. It will support offshore wind development along the East Coast; it responds to New York’s commitment to clean energy; it positions the region to play a key role in the growing offshore wind industry; and perhaps more importantly it will introduce long-term, sustainable jobs. So again, we view this facility as a key element to Equinor’s long-term goal to establish a strong manufacturing base, to support this critical renewable energy business. These facilities will continue to play a crucial role in ensuring we can meet the strong offshore wind goals that have been set recently on the national level, and also by the state and our business.
Grant Van Wyngaarden, Senior Supply Chain Development Manager for Ørsted/Eversource
We see the Capital Region as a critical element of our supply chain for building these incredible projects. The Capital Region has an excellent value proposition to the industry with incredible experiences in advanced manufacturing, research and development, and on top of that a very experienced and skilled workforce. Like its grasp in the tech industry, the Capital Region is also very experienced and has an aptitude to transitioning and welcoming new industries. This is why very established companies globally in the offshore wind industry see the Capital Region as a critical element.
See media coverage of the Capital Region Offshore Wind Summit:
Times Union: Denmark points the way for Albany’s wind power dreams
News10: New York’s offshore wind farms: jobs, green energy and future economic potential
Don’t miss out. Watch the Capital Region Offshore Wind Summit.