Prior to joining Marsh, Ben was the Head of Global Sales at ESAI Energy, an independent energy economic consulting firm that advised upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas companies around the world. Prior to ESAI Energy, Ben lived in Houston for six years and worked for a market data and analytics provider where he successfully delivered projects and lead international, collaborative service teams that served the trading and risk management departments of merchant power generators, regulated and deregulated utilities, refiners, producers, trading houses, state owned firms and the integrated oil and gas companies based around the world.
Offshore wind is the fastest-growing renewable power segment and is widely known as a proven source of energy. Yet the journey to becoming commercially viable was faced with challenges including high operating costs, strict environmental standards and immature construction techniques. These challenges have played an important role and provided valuable lessons learned when implementing onshore wind projects. Today’s panel will discuss best practices developed during offshore wind’s journey to maturity that can be applied to the onshore wind sector.