AWEA Offshore Wind Webinar Series: Building a Cutting-edge Industry from Cutting-edge Measurements
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
High fidelity meteorological and ocean (metocean) measurements are crucial components to the development of offshore wind farms. In the nascent US offshore wind industry, many developers are opting to bypass accepted legacy methods of measuring wind conditions, namely bottom-fixed towers, in favor of a more advanced tool, floating lidar. This measurement approach, which has recently proven financeable in Europe, offers a number of technical and commercial advantages to development in the US, but presents additional challenges. This webinar will address the potential benefits and risks of employing this tool, and will discuss the implications on near-term project development, financing and design.
Taylor Geer, Service Line Leader for Project Development at DNV GL, will identify the historical context for floating lidar, characterize the current state of the art, and highlight expected advancements in the near future. Michael Stephenson, Wind Associate with the Carbon Trust, will present on floating lidar characterization in Europe and the Carbon Trust’s efforts to foster commercialization of the technology. Matthew Filippelli, Principal Engineer at AWS Truepower, will moderate a discussion on pragmatic use of the technology in the US and methods to mitigate risks. Questions from the audience will also be addressed.