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1-2 February 2011, Boston, United States / Providing a clear roadmap for commercially successful offshore wind projects in North America

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A 54GW Opportunity by 2030:
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 54GW of offshore wind could be included in the 300GW required to meet 20% of the U.S. electricity needs in 2030, with the best offshore wind resources in the U.S. in the northeast and the Atlantic Coast from Georgia to Maine.

Meet the offshore wind world at GPC’s 2nd annual Offshore Wind Power congress and exhibition in Boston from 1-2 February 2011 and:

NEWS: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Secretary Ken Salazar, has recently signed a 28-year lease for the first offshore wind project in the U.S., the Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts. Secretary Salazar promised that by the end of 2010, the federal government hopes “to identify places where offshore wind makes sense” and speed up permitting processes “so developer proposals will have a better chance”. Attend GPC’s 2nd annual Offshore Wind Power conference in Boston and:

* Meet, listen to and question Michael Bromwich, Director, BOEMRE about BOEMRE’s plans to speed up approvals of offshore wind energy projects and Chris Hart, Offshore Wind Manager, U.S. DOE about U.S. DOE plans to spur the commercial development of offshore wind in the U.S.

* Hear firsthand from Jim Gordon, President, Cape Wind as to how their plans are progressing and Tom King, President, National Grid U.S. as to the importance of the power supply agreement signed with Cape Wind

NEWS: Google is investing heavily in a $5 billion transmission “backbone” off the Atlantic Coast to help bolster the U.S. offshore wind market with leading transmission company Trans-Elect. A transmission “backbone” off the Atlantic Coast sends a clear signal to the rest of the world that the U.S. is serious about offshore wind.

* Attend this event and listen to Robert Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Trans-Elect speak about this recently announced major wind energy transmission project, the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), intending to boost offshore wind energy along the Mid-Atlantic Coast

NEWS: New Bedford, Massachusetts will be the staging port for Cape Wind.

* Hear from Mayor Scott W Lang, Mayor of New Bedfordas to how Massachusetts is leading the movement towards creating a support infrastructure for the offshore wind industry

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