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EBC Sixth Annual Offshore Wind Conference – Featuring Scope of Vineyard Wind and Ørsted Bay State Projects

January 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
60 State Street
26th Floor, Boston

The location of this program has been updated to WilmerHale in Boston, MA. Please update your calendars.

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Massachusetts has awarded Vineyard Wind a 20 year power contract for 800 MW of offshore wind (OSW) south of Nantucket. Rhode Island and New York have awarded Deepwater Wind/Ørsted another 290 MW between Martha’s Vineyard and the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management awarded three more leases south of Nantucket on December 13, 2018. Come hear OSW Developers and Stakeholders discuss how OSW can expand while addressing concerns of stakeholders who share the sea, including commercial fishermen, Native Americans, and endangered whales, birds and sea turtles.

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General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Michael Ernst, Executive Advisor, Power Advisory LLC

Speaker Agenda:

Federal Oversight of Offshore Wind Leasing & Regulation

  • James Bennett, Chief, Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Presentations from Offshore Wind Developers

  • Matthew Morrissey, Head of New England Markets, Ørsted US Offshore Wind
  • Rachel Pachter, Vice President of Permitting Affairs, Vineyard Wind
  • Ruth Perry, Marine Science and Regulatory Policy Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company; Mayflower Wind

Massachusetts State OSW Initiatives, including Fisheries Working Group

  • Bruce Carlisle, Senior Director, Offshore Wind, MassCEC

Stakeholders Panel – Perspectives on Fishing, Environmental, Workforce and Supply Chain Issues

Moderator: Michael Ernst, Executive Advisor, Power Advisory, LLC


  • Catherine Bowes, Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Bruce Carlisle, Senior Director, Offshore Wind, MassCEC
  • Jack Clarke, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Mass Audubon
  • Anne Hawkins, Executive Director, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance
  • Ruth Perry, Marine Science and Regulatory Policy Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company; Mayflower Wind Energy, LLC
  • Rachel Pachter, Vice President, Vineyard Wind

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through January 9 Through January 21 After January 21
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Registrations WILL NOT be accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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