Offshore Wind Skills Academy
The University of Delaware and the Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) have jointly created an Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA). OWSA builds on both the ECA’s experience training over 2,000 European wind power professionals and UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment’s research and graduate education in U.S. offshore wind power.
The OWSA is targeted for professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and any others who may be new to the offshore wind industry. (OWSA is not targeted to trades, vessel operators and craftsmen; training for them is being developed at the local level.) OWSA will draw lecturers from industry experts, including project developers, original equipment manufacturers and engineers, all with European or North American experience. The OWSA fills an important gap in the path to develop and rapidly expand this new industry in North America.
Instructors’ brief bios:
The OWSA draws on experienced wind industry professionals who have contributed to building projects and developing the industry. Instructors’ current and former organizations are shown, only for identification, along with representative experience.
Wiebke Langreder, MSc, Head of Wind Consulting, EMD International A/S. 22 years’ international experience in wind
Michael Thompson, of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), and Northland Power. Thompson has over thirty years of experience in energy sector project development, project risk assessment, project finance, investment
Lars Høst Johansen, M.Sc. Mechanical Engineer. For almost a decade Lars worked as
Kaj Lindvig, 15 years as
Jordan R. P. Shoesmith, PMO & Bid Development at Vineyard Wind, Business Developer at Copenhagen Offshore Partners. Expertise in U.S. offshore wind, New England Class I REC markets, large scale renewables, renewable energy procurement and contracting, and ISO New England-administered wholesale markets.
Lauren Burm, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Ørsted North America. Previous positions with Entergy, state of Massachusetts. Worked in public
Tim Mack, business development, EEW Steel Trading Offshore Wind, Petro Steel LLC, ArcelorMittal. Deep knowledge of the supply chain for foundations and other steel components. Understanding of how state policies affect development in the supply chain.
OWSA: 2019 Information
June 17 and 18, 2019 – Wind to Revenue to PPA to Finance; two-day course, $1600
June 19, 20 and 21, 2019 – Project Development from A to Z; three-day course, $2400
Costs include light breakfast, catered lunch and course materials.
A limited number of support scholarships are available for advanced students in wind power graduate programs.
University of Delaware Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus
540 S. College Ave.