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EBC Second Annual New Hampshire Offshore Wind Webinar: Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

This EBC New Hampshire Offshore Wind conference will feature presentations and remarks by federal and state agency officials, offshore wind developers, electric grid operators and the commercial fishing community. All these parties seek to ensure that the consideration of offshore wind development is conducted in a respectful, open, transparent, and collaborative process.

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Participants will learn about BOEM`s efforts nationally and its Offshore Wind Task Force process for the Gulf of Maine, NREL`s studies on floating wind platform technologies and trends, considerations associated with the addition of offshore wind generation to the grid, and the importance of fishing industry and maritime navigation involvement in the planning process.

There will also be an update on recent state legislation and the implementation of New Hampshire Governor Sununu`s Offshore Wind Executive Order which has established four advisory boards on: (1) fisheries, endangered species and environmental impacts; (2) workforce, economic development and supply chain; (3) existing offshore industries; and (4) siting, transmission and infrastructure.”

A robust panel discussion will follow the presentations.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (4.0 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff (ebc@ebcne.org) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

Program Agenda

Program Chairs:

  • Robert (Bob) LaBelle, Retired, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Eric Nestler, Senior Principal Scientist, Marine Practice Lead, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

BOEM Update on Offshore Wind Planning, Leasing, & Development

  • James Bennett, Program Manager, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Darryl François, Chief, Engineering and Technical Review, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Overview of Floating Offshore Wind

  • Walt Musial, Principal Engineer and Offshore Wind Research Platform Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Maritime Navigation and Safety

  • George Detweiler, Team Leader, Office of Navigational Standards, United States Coast Guard

Commercial Fishing– Key Considerations

  • Cheri Patterson, Chief, Fish and Game Department’s Marine Division, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
  • Annie Hawkins, Executive Director, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance
  • David Goethel, Owner / Captain, Fishing Vessel – Ellen Diane

Transmission and the Grid – Getting Wind Power to Market

  • Alan McBride, Director, Transmission Services and Resource Qualifications, ISO New England
  • Vandan Divatia, Director, Policy and Interconnections, Eversource Energy

Offshore Wind Developer Perspectives

  • Elisabeth Treseder, New England Market Lead, Equinor Wind US
  • Ken Bowes, Vice President, Offshore Wind Siting & Permitting, Eversource Energy

Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Wind in New Hampshire

Panel Moderator: Eric Nestler, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Panel Members:

  • Taylor Caswell, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs
  • Geno Marconi, New Hampshire Director of Ports and Harbors, Pease Development Authority
  • Matt Mailloux, Energy Advisor and State Energy Program Associate, Office of Strategic Initiatives, State of New Hampshire
  • Ted Diers, Administrator, Bureau of Watershed Management Administration, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • State Senator David Watters, State of New Hampshire

Final Agenda – 2nd Annual New Hampshire Offshore Wind Conference – Gulf of Maine

Webinar Details

Webinar: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through October 26 After October 26
EBC Member: $80 $100
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

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 October 28, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28.


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.