The LWV of New Castle County will host a Zoom presentation and discussion on: OFFSHORE WIND POTENTIAL FOR DELAWARE on July 27th from 11:30-1.
This is a part of the LWVNCC's monthly Hot Topics presentations. The public is invited.
Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states' power generation is a major contributor to CO2 emissions and air pollution. Offshore wind power has always been a very large clean energy resource in this region. What is new is that in the past 3 years, it has achieved cost-competitiveness with other power sources and the ability to scale up quickly.
This talk will describe the resource, technology, current cost, policy environment, and opportunity for Delaware.
The presenter is Willett Kempton, a Senior Policy Scientist at the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and Assistant Professor in the University's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. He received a Ph. D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin in 1977.
Dr. Kempton's areas of expertise include the following:
- Nationally renowned expert in two renewable energy fields: offshore wind power and electric cars/vehicles.
- Pioneered technology for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) vehicles, which are capable of absorbing excess energy when demand for power is low and returning some back to the electric grid when the demand for power is high.
- Conducts research into offshore wind turbines as a source of energy. Focus includes the viability and efficiency of such offshore wind farms, as well as gauging public support and public opposition.
Please register in advance for the meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.