EBC 3rd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Conference


Date: September 23, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Eversource Energy

107 Selden Street
Berlin, CT 06037

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

Podium presentations will be recorded and available for purchase at the conclusion of the program. Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the recording.

This EBC 3rd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Program will include experts in the offshore wind energy industry who are responsible for advancing Connecticut’s offshore wind industry, growing the State’s economic development opportunities, recruiting new businesses, and training workforce for clean energy jobs. We will also learn about the Offshore Wind Industry Cluster led by SeCTer (Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region). seCTer is a finalist in Economic Development Administration (EDA)’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge competing for up to $100 million to supercharge the region’s economy.

You will learn about lessons learned on legal strategies and best practices for consultants to build consensus with project stakeholders for the approval of State of Connecticut environmental permits based on experience with offshore wind projects. This short course will help to reduce the risks of permit delays with detailed record-keeping practices, and help you meet your project schedules. Strategies for permitting specialists to effectively defend permits from appeals will be reviewed.

We will report on progress on the Revolution Wind and Park City wind farm and port developments. Revolution Wind, a joint project between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, includes 304 MW of renewable electricity for Connecticut. Park City Wind is a 804 MW project in Bridgeport which represents the largest purchase of renewable energy in state history.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Agenda:
  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. – Program Begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Program Adjourns
Program Co-Chairs:
  • Saranda Belica, Director, Business Development, AdvanceCT
  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA
  • Jonathan Schaefer, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP
Speaker Agenda:

What’s Underway and Ahead for Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Economy?

Connecticut’s Clean Energy Economy and Economic Development

  • Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development

Business Recruitment in Offshore Wind and Manufacturing

  • Saranda Belica, Director, Business Development – AdvanceCT
  • Ted Fisher, Director, Business Development, Advanced Manufacturing – AdvanceCT

Connecticut’s New Supply Chain Database

  • Joel Rinebold, PhD, Director of Energy, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

Park City Wind Update

  • Sarah Lewis, Manager of Bid Commitments, Park City Wind

Introduction to Legal lessons Learned Session and Q&A Moderator

Consultant and Counsel Best Practices 101 – Legal Requirements for State of CT Environmental Permits on Offshore Wind Projects

  • John Casey, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP

Update and Outlook for Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Projects and Ports

Revolution Wind and Connecticut State Pier Port Update

  • Nicole Verdi, Esq., Senior Manager of Government Affairs & Policy, New England, Orsted
  • Ray Collins, Manager of Government Affairs and Community Relations, Eversource

seCTer Offshore Wind Industry Cluster Initiative and EDA Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Update

  • Paul Whitescarver, Executive Director, seCTer

Connecticut Offshore Wind Strategic Plan

  • John B. McAllister, P.E., Principal, McAllister Marine Engineering
  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • Masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 3rd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Conference can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC 3rd Annual Connecticut Offshore Wind Conference

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

Presentation Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees will receive a link to the presentation recording five business days after the conclusion of the program. The recording will only include podium presentations, no Q&A or panel discussions. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the recording five business days after the conclusion of the program, please contact the EBC office.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be recorded.

Purchase Recording Only

Those unable to register and attend in person can access a recording of the available podium presentations only, no Q&A or panel discussions. The recording will be available five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be recorded – please email [email protected] with any questions. Click here to purchase the recording only.

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Eversource Energy

107 Selden Street
Berlin, 06037 United States

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