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Join the mailing list for the EBC Offshore Wind Working Group.

Join the next program planning meeting: June 24, 2021

Updated as of March 26, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of the EBC Offshore Wind Working Group, which is part of the EBC Energy Resources Committee, is to identify and address offshore wind issues impacting the development of the offshore wind industry in New England and beyond. These issues are addressed by providing objective information from up-to-date and reliable sources including government officials, technology developers, and business experts.

To implement this mission statement, the committee will:

  • Organize programs, workshops and conferences on major topics concerning offshore wind.
  • Organize networking events that create opportunities for the EBC membership to meet important stakeholders, including offshore wind developers, potential clients, and other EBC members.
  • Create and foster an open and ongoing exchange with legislators and regulators.

Issues include:

  • Federal and State Regulatory Developments
  • Permitting
  • Developer projects
  • Planning, Leasing, & Development
  • Siting
  • Maritime Navigation and Safety
  • Turbine Developments
  • Floating Turbines
  • Supply Chain
  • Energy Storage
  • Port and Infrastructure Developments
  • Transmission Cables
  • Impact on and integration into the electric grid in New England
  • Impact Mitigation
  • Fisheries, Endangered Species and Environmental impacts
  • State Procurement
  • Job Creation

The EBC Offshore Wind Working Group was established in December 2020.

Leadership

Co-Chairs

Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062
781.278.3848 | M 860.250.6790 | wayne.cobleigh@gza.com

Robert W. Varney, President
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
25 Nashua Road, Bedford, NH 03110
603.637.1125 | M 603-714-9365 | rvarney@normandeau.com

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Offshore Wind Working Group Leadership Team are responsible for the identification and development of topics for future EBC offshore wind programs. As part of their responsibility, each member of the leadership team will, when appropriate, organize, chair, and moderate an offshore wind program for the EBC.

Current members of the EBC Offshore Wind Working Group Leadership Team include:

Christine Dieter, Associate
Hinckley Allen
100 Westminster Street, Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903-2319
401.457.5388 | cdieter@hinckleyallen.com

Sam Eaton, Director, Business Development & Offshore Wind External Affairs
Eversource Energy
Berlin, CT
617.424.2436 | M 617.970.2383 | Samuel.Eaton@Eversource.com

Robert (Bob) LaBelle, (Retired) Deputy Associate Director Offshore Energy
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of the Interior
703.855.6613 | RPL333@gmail.com

Gary McAllister, PE, Sr. Vice President
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062
781.278.3880 | gary.mcallister@gza.com

Eric Nestler, Senior Principal Scientist, Marine Practice Lead
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
25 Nashua Road, Bedford, NH 03110
603.637.1146 | enestler@normandeau.com

Nathalie Schils, Director of Offshore Energy
Tetra Tech
10 Post Office Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
617.443.7579 | nathalie.schils@tetratech.com