PCB Future Projects 2020 Keynote to Discuss Offshore Wind Potential

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Glen Rock NJ USA February 12 2020 - The global mega trends of decarbonization and electrification present both risk and opportunity. Over the next three decades, the mix of energy projects is forecasted to shift dramatically. The PCB Future Projects Conference 2020 themed Energy in Transition will explore the most valuable opportunities for energy providers as well as for the supporting procurement and logistics communities. Day One of Future Projects is focused on Wind Energy and the opening keynote speaker is Matt Shields, Offshore Wind Cost Engineer at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Shields specializes in cost modelling and economic analysis and leads the offshore wind techno-economic analysis portfolio at NREL. This role involves developing new modelling tools and conducting analysis to provide insights into key technology trends and constraints facing the offshore wind industry. Offshore wind is in the early development stages in the U.S., but the available wind resource potential coupled with high demand for electricity in coastal states makes it an ideal solution to address the nation's future energy needs. This presentation will discuss the current state of domestic offshore wind, including summarizing projects actively under development; cost, construction and operation trends; and constraints and challenges faced by an expanding industry. It will also identify opportunities in which existing U.S. industries, such as marine construction, logistics, operations, oil and gas, manufacturing, and workforce development, can contribute to the growing offshore wind pipeline. In addition to Mr. Shields, the PCB Future Projects Conference will include expert speakers and panels that address upcoming projects, industry trends and supply chain topics from a project owner's perspective. The PCB Future Projects Exhibition will include showcase industry leadership in specialized logistics and supply chain. About PCB Future Projects. PCB Future Projects will be held on April 1-2 2020 at the GRB Convention Center, Hall B3 in Houston TX, USA. Registration is now open for PCB Future Projects at www.pcb-expo.com. For more information, please contact Hagar Tamir at hagar.tamir@comexposium.com.