Our January 19th Dinner/Meeting program featured tag team presentations by Doug Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, and Matt Smith (no relation), Alliance’s Director for Offshore Wind.
With 40% of Virginia’s electricity to be sourced from renewable energy by 2030, a federal target to deploy 30GW by 2030, and active OSW projects already in 11 states, the demand signal for Offshore Wind is finally becoming real and coming fast. And the state of Virginia, with its port infrastructure, skilled maritime workforce, terminal facilities and waterfront acreage in Hampton Roads / Tidewater, is well positioned to become a major supply chain hub for this emerging industry.
This topic was requested by and of great interest to our ASNE-Tidewater member companies looking to listen, learn and ultimately diversify their future business. We anticipate encore presentations at future ASNE dinner meetings as the OSW market unfolds.
If you were unable to attend the January program, here is a link to the presentation.