• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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William Hazelip

National Grid

President, National Grid Ventures, US Northeast

As President of National Grid Ventures (NGV), US Northeast, Will Hazelip is responsible for identifying new growth opportunities and strategic partnerships that will enable a clean energy future. He leads a diverse, cross-functional team who manages a portfolio of energy infrastructure businesses. Will joined National Grid in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development to help create and grow NGV, and today it operates at $50 million profit. Will has more than 20 years of strategy, business development, transaction, finance, and operations experience. Prior to joining National Grid, Will spent seven years at Duke Energy in various leadership roles across the organization. During his time at Duke, he led the acquisition and subsequent management of Path 15, an electric transmission company in California and the divestiture of DukeNet, a regional telecom provider. He was also responsible for origination and development of new business opportunities for the non-franchise electric transmission unit in North America. He serves as a member of the board of directors for Soluna Holdings, Inc. with two subsidiaries, MTI Instruments and Soluna Computing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Emory University and an International Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Sessions With William Hazelip

Thursday, 9 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 09:10 pm

    U.S. Offshore Wind: Surging power

    Power & Renewables
    Over 60 GW of offshore wind capacity is installed globally, with only two small projects totaling 42 MW in the United States. As costs continue to drop, several states across the entire country are announcing capacity targets in excess of 68 GW and dedicated leasing and solicitation rounds as they see both bottom fixed and floating offshore wind playing an important role in their future energy generation mixes. This has been boosted by the current U.S. Administration’s 30 GW ambition by 2030 and the Inflation Reduction Act. However, increasing site and construction complexity, lengthy permitting, hard-to-scale supply chains, lack of transmission grids and high commodity price volatility remain major obstacles for the industry to overcome. How can the industry address these challenges through partnerships and transfer of skills across companies and sectors to deliver at the required scale? And what are some emerging opportunities?