EBC 2nd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar: Developments, Ports, Foundations & Innovations


Date: September 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC 2nd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar will inform you on renewable energy policies and procurements by the State of Connecticut, progress on the Revolution Wind and Park City wind farm and port developments in New London and Bridgeport. We will examine how different types of turbine foundation designs vary and impact the local, regional, and global supply chain. The U.S. Department of Energy is also funding research on offshore wind foundation scour protection using innovative materials. Avangrid is proposing research on energy storage in Connecticut that could be powered by offshore wind energy.

Revolution Wind, a joint project between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, includes 304 MW of renewable electricity for Connecticut and an estimated $77.5 million in port improvements in New London. In 2021, the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA), the state’s quasi-public agency responsible for promoting and coordinating the development of the state’s ports and maritime industry, terminal operator Gateway Terminal, and joint venture partners Ørsted and Eversource are redeveloping the State Pier into a state-of-the-art port facility through a combined public-private investment of $157 million.

Vineyard Wind’s proposed 804 MW Park City Project was selected in response to the State’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP’s) 2019 solicitation for offshore wind facilities. Vineyard Wind is now working with Governor Lamont, DEEP and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to advance port improvements and supply chain developments that will deliver jobs and economic development opportunities to the Bridgeport region. Park City Wind is expected to generate approximately $890 million in direct economic benefits and create thousands of jobs across the life of the project. The project will also provide energy cost savings to Connecticut ratepayers, while delivering a reliable source of fixed price, low cost renewable energy to mitigate the negative economic impacts of climate change.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA
  • Elizabeth Donohue, Manager of Govt. & Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Wind, Eversource
Speaker Agenda:

What’s Underway and Ahead for Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Policies, Projects and Ports?

Moderator: Elizabeth Donohue, Eversource Energy


  • Katie Dykes, Commissioner, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut
  • Michael Auseré, Vice President, Business Development, Eversource Energy
  • Jeff Martin, Director, Business Development, Eversource Energy

Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations and Innovations Panel

Presenting the Business Cases for Various Turbine Foundations and Panel Moderator

Moderator: Eric Hines, Professor of the Practice, Kentaro Tsutsumi Faculty Fellow, Tufts University

Innovations and DOE Research Grants

  • Andrew Rella, Ph.D., Coastal and Environmental Engineer, ECOncrete®

Discussion and Q&A

Panel Moderators: Wayne Cobliegh, GZA and Eric Hines, Tufts

Panel Members:

  • Chris Bachant, President of the Carpenter and Pile Drivers Union
  • Katarina Halldén, Senior Environmental Advisor / Stakeholder Relations, SeaTower
  • State of Connecticut Representative David Michel
  • Andrew Rella, Ph.D., Coastal and Environmental Engineer, ECOncrete®

PowerPoint Presentations: the available PowerPoint presentations will made available to the public within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

Webinar Recording: the recording of the webinar will be made available to registered attendees within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

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Please note: EBC does not guarantee that each program speaker will be recorded, or that every PowerPoint presentation shown will be made available. Please contact EBC for specific information on speaker presentations.

Event Sponsors

Registration Details

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>Through September 22After September 22
EBC Member:$70$90

Group Registration

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

Fine Print

Please note that refunds are not available after September 24, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 24.

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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 who are currently unemployed.

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