Given the hurdles facing this new industry, the panel will discuss prioritizing and addressing the fundamental obstacles in each of these areas. With a mix of developers, regulatory, and industry support experts, the panel will bring to bear the full spectrum of perspectives required for effectively overcoming the biggest challenges.

Offshore wind projects face a number of challenges to becoming operational in a safe and reliable manner. From initial planning, projects encounter a number of regulatory permitting and stakeholder engagement requirements that have significant impacts on final siting and design. As projects move into the design phase, site characterization, facility design, and other project-specific challenges come into play. Project construction faces challenges with supply chains, vessel requirements, and overall facilities management.