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The Re-Energise Podcast from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is the place to discover more about emerging technology innovation in offshore renewables and the way that we will harness low carbon energy sources to meet our future energy needs. If you have any curiosity about how we’ll harness the world’s tides for our future energy needs, launch intelligent ships with robotic crews in UK waters, adapt national grids to the future energy mix or how artists are envisioning the new offsho ...
 
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This month, the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and RenewableUK organised a joint webinar to discuss the critical work coming out of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal towards delivering green hydrogen from offshore wind, including an in-depth analysis of the Offshore Wind and Hydrogen: Solving the Integra…
 
Tim Sullivan and Brian Sabina (New Jersey Economic Development Authority) joined us to discuss the New Jersey Wind Port, the WIND Institute, and other developments in New Jersey's offshore wind program. Credits: Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke. Editing by Brian Zabinski. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from …
 
Erik Milito (National Ocean Industries Association) and Feng Zhang and Max Cohen (Wood Mackenzie) joined us to discuss Wood Mackenzie's August 2020 report "Economic Impact Study of New Offshore Wind Lease Auctions By BOEM." Credits: Content, audio engineering, editing, and sound design by Brandon Burke. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions fr…
 
The UK has enough natural resources of offshore renewables to provide all the country’s energy requirements, including transport and heating, with spare for export to Europe. Key to capturing this opportunity will be the development of coastal communities and local UK supply chains for all phases of the project life cycle.At the ORE Catapult, we ar…
 
In this episode, we widen the focus of our lens to discuss the UK’s green recovery and the opportunity presented by offshore renewables. We bring together leading voices on climate change and renewable energy to discuss the UK’s future green recovery. With ‘Green Recovery’ a hot topic and the country facing years of after-effects from the COVID-19 …
 
Janice Fuller, Lawrence Mott, and Peter Shattuck from Anbaric joined us to discuss Anbaric’s unique approach to offshore wind transmission, including the company’s OceanGrid proposals and some critical observations about the onshore grid. During the second half of episode, we focused on a recent Brattle Group report examining the benefits of offsho…
 
At the beginning of the year, our Analysis and Insight Manager, Tom Quinn, wrote a blog titled ‘ORE Catapult’s 2020 Predictions in Offshore Renewable Energy’ that identified five key trends in offshore renewables that he predicted would take off this year. These included:1. The long-awaited UK energy policy white paper will be published by the Gove…
 
Planning operations and maintenance activity is a challenging task. It can be difficult to predict if sea conditions will allow turbine technician transfer via crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to take place, and often marine operators have a limited source of information for making this decision.This is where the SPOWTT project comes in. SPOWTT – which…
 
With the UK now well underway in working towards net-zero by 2050, the way we produce, use and store energy is changing. Our sources of power, heating and transport must decarbonise if we are to achieve the net-zero targets outlined by the Committee on Climate Change, but current methods of offshore renewable energy production cannot achieve this a…
 
Mark Mitchell from Dominion Energy joined us to discuss the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, Dominion Energy’s recently-announced intention to construct a Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, and Dominion Energy’s uniquely integrated approach to offshore wind development. Credits: Content, audio engineering, …
 
This special episode covers a topic that has a particular resonance during these months of home-schooling due to the COVID-19 lockdown - engaging children in science. Three seasoned campaigners from ORE Catapult’s engineering and disruptive innovation teams talk about their experience of getting into STEM-based occupations and the different ways th…
 
In this episode, we’re focussing upon the truly Mammoth Tasks that are involved in keeping the UK’s offshore wind farms going. We’re talking about inspecting, maintaining and repairing thousands of miles of subsea cables, millions of super-sized bolts and thousands of blades suspended above the ocean waves. This is heavy manual work, often undertak…
 
Kent Herzog and Tony Appleton from Burns & McDonnell joined us to discuss offshore wind transmission, ports and harbors, and permitting. Credits: Content, audio engineering, and editing by Brandon Burke. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Recorded May 18, 2020. Published May 26, 2020.…
 
In the latest Re-Energise podcast episode, we’re discussing the transformation of the offshore energy sector – from decades of oil & gas production to the adoption of offshore renewable energy. This energy transition has never been more important, as the UK works towards its ambitious net-zero targets by 2050. To do so is not to say that offshore r…
 
In this episode, ORE Catapult's Claire Canning discusses support for innovative technology development for the offshore renewables energy sector. As the offshore wind industry continues to grow at a record pace, ORE Catapult has recognised the need to improve the route-to-market for start-ups and SMEs in the sector. As a result, we have a variety o…
 
The EnFAIT consortium met at the head office of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Glasgow just last month. We seized the opportunity to record several of them in conversation, discussing the project, commercial prospects for tidal power and even whether tidal turbines have personalities.Hosting was Vicky Coy, Project Manager at the Of…
 
Meet the people leading the UK's energy transition and the greatest innovation adventure of our time! In this episode, we explore a heady mix of advanced AI and robotics with offshore renewables.Recorded on February 6, four robotics and renewable energy industry experts discussed how crawling, climbing and sailing robots, NASA mission planning will…
 
The wind industry is on the verge of a data revolution, as developers and operators look for new ways to accelerate the impressive expansion and cost reductions achieved in its first decades. ORE. There is an immense opportunity around the data and information generated form operational sites–wind farms bristle with data from asset sensors, environ…
 
In this episode, Ben Moore is joined by the UK’s leading business leaders and researchers in the renewable energy world. They address a mysterious subject, something that is invisible to us, works for us every second of the day and is, for most people, intangible and unknowable: it is the National Grid. And the Grid faces the biggest challenge in i…
 
Charlotte Strang-Moran, graduate electrical engineer at ORE Catapult, compares career paths with three of her engineering colleagues. If you’re looking at engineering as a future career, you’ll get some advice on qualifying, getting your first projects, choosing your discipline and getting into the fast-growing renewable energy sector. Can you have…
 
This podcast comes from the team at ORE Catapult’s world-leading Test and Validation Centre in Blyth on the Northumberland coast. Bracing themselves for the next-generation of wind turbine blades exceeding more than 100 metres, they discuss just how big wind farms can get offshore and how developers have to balance competing laws of physics and log…
 
In first episode of the series, Stephanie Mann, Innovation Manager at ORE Catapult, spoke to three company CEOs who have moved their businesses into the UK's fast-growing offshore wind sector. They share their stories of breaking into the market, pitching ideas to wind industry giants, tackling 'innovation inertia' and outline the newest opportunit…
 
Our guest this episode is Steve Dayney, head of Offshore North America for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. We start our conversation with the company itself—what is Siemens Gamesa and what does it do? Then we get into some of the challenges facing this still emerging industry, and we discuss some ways in which Siemens Gamesa is working with stakeh…
 
Our guest this episode is Scott Jensen, Director of the Rhode Island Dept. of Labor and Training. We start by looking at the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation's first and still only operating offshore wind project, and how it has shaped the workforce in the state. We then talk about Governor Gina Raimondo's vision for offshore wind and for positio…
 
My guest this episode is Lars Thaaning Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer of Vineyard Wind, soon to be the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind project. We begin our conversation with Lars and his background in the industry and with the company Vineyard Wind. We then devote most of our conversation to the Vineyard Wind project itself, its time…
 
My guest this episode is Alejandro De Hoz, Vice President for Offshore Wind at Avangrid Renewables. We begin with Alejandro’s background and then look at Avangrid Renewables, and its parent company Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest electric power companies. We review Avangrid Renewables’ US offshore wind portfolio including Vineyard Wind, soon …
 
Our guest this episode is Lorry Wagner, president of LEEDCo, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, and the developer of Icebreaker Wind. LEEDCo is fairly unique as an offshore wind developer in that it’s a non-profit organization rather than a for-profit developer. So we start our conversation with the story of LEEDCo’s formation, and then …
 
Our guest this episode is Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV-GL Energy. We start our conversation by covering what DNV-GL does and its participation in the US market. We get Ditlev’s perspective on the US supply chain, where he sees gaps and opportunities, and the importance of both the overall market size as well as a steady development schedule in order to…
 
My guest this episode is Tim Fischer, Global Director of Offshore Wind for Ramboll. We start our conversation with Ramboll – its mission and its involvement in offshore wind. We then look at the state of the US market – what’s been driving its growth, and where Tim sees business opportunities. Then we look at the supply chain and the challenge the …
 
Welcome to Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast from the Business Network for Offshore Wind. I’m Josh Cohen, and my guest this episode is Jason Folsom, National Sales Director for MHI Vestas U.S. Jason has been active in the offshore wind industry for more than a decade and has seen a lot of changes, so we start our conversation with Jason himself and …
 
This episode is a graduate-level course on tracking renewable energy from generation to the end user, and the complexities of how policies, processes and markets all interact. My guest is Ben Gerber, the Executive Director of M-RETS, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System based in Minneapolis. And this episode is a first for this podcast as I…
 
This is a special episode of More Power to You, in which I bring you an episode of Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast I launched a few months ago for the Business Network for Offshore Wind, which in full disclosure is a client of mine. My guest is Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Network. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges fac…
 
My guest this episode is our own Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges facing the US offshore wind industry today. We begin by looking at where the market stands today in terms of its potential capacity, current state commitments and the project development pi…
 
Our guest this episode is Sven Utermöhlen COO for offshore wind globally and for European onshore wind at E.ON. E.ON may be new to U.S. offshore wind, but it’s an established leader in the global offshore wind industry and already has a strong presence in U.S. onshore wind. In our conversation Sven discusses E.ON ‘s global offshore wind experience,…
 
Our guest this episode is Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director of WFO, the World Forum Offshore Wind, a new organization dedicated to advancing offshore wind globally. We start the conversation by covering what WFO is and why Gunnar saw the need for this new, globally-focused organization. We then explore the state of the global market. Gunnar shares h…
 
My guest this episode is climate advocate Will Hackman. Will hails from America’s heartland, spent three seasons as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, has attended the past three UN climate conferences, and works in DC advancing climate and clean energy policy in the NGO community. We start our conversation by discussing the need for climate action.…
 
Our guests this episode are Walter Cruickshank and Jim Bennett, the Acting Director and the Program Manager for Offshore Renewables, respectively, at BOEM – the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is the agency responsible for all energy leases in federal waters. Last week BOEM held an online auction for three wind energy areas south of M…
 
In this episode we focus on energy efficiency in rural America. My guest is Mary Shoemaker, State Policy Analyst at ACEEE, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Our conversation focuses on both challenges and solutions, and we cover a broad range of issues, starting with what makes rural America unique in terms of energy efficiency …
 
In this episode we focus on carbon pricing and its prospects both federally and in the states. My guests are Andres Jimenez, Senior Director of Government Affairs, and Jamie DeMarco, State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator, for Citizens' Climate Lobby. In a purely coincidental bit of good timing, the morning that our interview was scheduled, a bipar…
 
In this episode we put on our energy geek hats to focus on demand response, and explore how utilities are implementing demand response programs across the US. My guest is Brenda Chew, an analyst at SEPA – the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and lead author of SEPA’s 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot report which serves as the basis for ou…
 
This is a special episode of More Power To You, the first episode recorded in front of a live audience. Earlier this month the Maryland Clean Energy Center hosted its annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit in College Park, and I moderated a panel titled The Mechanics of Offshore Wind: Moving to the Grid of the Future. The four panelists were: Jason Fo…
 
Our topic for this episode is Technical Standards for offshore wind, and our guest is Walt Musial, Manager of Offshore Wind at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL. Walt was in Washington, D.C. recently to chair a meeting of the Offshore Wind Technical Advisory Panel, which is where we caught up for this interview. We begin by discussi…
 
Welcome to the sixth and final episode in a special series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, we focus on bioen…
 
Welcome to Part Five in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is electric transportatio…
 
Welcome to Part Four in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is offshore wind energy, …
 
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