OSW Webinar: The Role of States and Public Support Mechanisms in Supporting Offshore Wind Financing

August 9, 2011 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance, the US DOE, and the US Offshore Wind Collaborative, examines some of the key strategies, efforts, and policy tools being used by states to support offshore wind financing and deployment. Panelists discuss the characteristics of an effective approach by states to create demand, encourage power purchase agreements, employ public procurement, and use public funding to support offshore wind development and related supply chain investment.


  • Overview on Government and Utility Procurement Strategies: Malcolm Woolf, Maryland Energy Administration
  • The New Jersey Offshore Wind Economic Development Act and OREC program: Jake Gertsman, Legal Counsel, New Jersey Bureau of Public Utlities
  • Use of State-managed Competitive Request Solicitations: State of North Carolina or Delaware Representative
  • Lessons from Cape Wind on Procurement Strategies: Steven Clarke, MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs