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Offshore Wind Transmission: Lessons from Germany and Regulatory Considerations for OSW Transmission in the U.S.

September 6, 2018

11:00am — 12:00pm ET

One of the major challenges to realizing offshore wind in the U.S. is the development of offshore transmission and interconnection to onshore substations. The availability and development of offshore wind’s associated transmission is a primary concern for investors and developers.

Join us to learn about Germany's offshore transmission experience from TenneT, a transmission service operator in Germany and the Netherlands with significant experience connecting OSW energy and integrating it into the grid. Tennet has connected over 5,300 MW of OSW power and forecasts that it will provide over 10 GW of transmission capacity in the German North Sea by 2025.

We will also hear from Mark Kalpin, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, about potential ownership structures & mechanisms for developing OSW transmission in the US, mechanisms for cost recovery, risk management, and the RTO interconnection process.

A Q&A session will follow the panelist presentations.

This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


  • Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director, TenneT
  • Mark Kalpin, Partner, Holland and Knight, LLP
  • Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (Moderator)

This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC). Learn more at

Related Project(s): Offshore Wind - OWAP