EBC 2nd Annual Rhode Island Offshore Wind Conference


Date: November 10, 2021

Time: 9:30 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.

In 2016, Rhode Island became home to the first offshore wind project in the nation with the successful installation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm. Since that time, the offshore wind industry has expanded astronomically in New England. With the planned opening of Ørsted’s innovation hub in Providence, and the permitting process for the Revolution Wind Farm, which will make landfall in Quonset Point, underway, Rhode Island continues to play an important role in the development of the offshore wind industry in New England.

Additionally, Rhode Island’s own Senator Whitehouse plans to introduce a bill called the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act, which could play a pivotal role in directing how the U.S. funds coastal resilience by ensuring federal leasing revenue from offshore energy production is used to build coastal resilience in the states and communities closest to that energy production, and setting up the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund as a “sister-fund” to the more inland-focused, Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The second annual EBC Rhode Island Offshore Wind Conference will feature Senator Whitehouse discussing these legislative developments and port infrastructure investment included in the federal budget and infrastructure bill. The Conference will offer updates on the Rhode Island developments and new voices seeking to foster collaboration among the many stakeholder voices in this emerging industry.

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 GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Christine Dieter, Associate, Hinckley Allen
Keynote Remarks (pre-recorded):
  • U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, State of Rhode Island

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Hilary Fagan, Executive Vice President Business Development, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
  • Jennifer McCann, Director of U.S. Coastal Programs and Director of Extension, RI Sea Grant at the Coastal Resources Center
  • Chris Waterson, General Manager, Waterson Terminal Services, LLC

Additional speaker information to be announced shortly.

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.

Can’t attend? Register now as an attendee and you will receive the recording information.

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 November 8After November 8
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 November 10, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10.

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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.

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

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