EBC Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar: Offshore Wind Energy as the Catalyst for Connecticut’s Economy


Date: September 22, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar will discuss how recent renewable energy procurements by the State of Connecticut act as the catalyst for creating jobs, infrastructure improvements, a growing workforce, and a new supply chain for offshore wind services and equipment manufacturing in Connecticut.

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 February 2020, 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 have finalized the agreement to redevelop State Pier into a state-of-the-art port facility through a combined public-private investment of $157 million. In addition, community investments and announcements from the developers have been made for partnering with local companies to develop a local offshore wind supply chain and workforce.

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 plan for port improvements and supply chain developments that will deliver jobs and economic development opportunities to the Bridgeport region. Park City Wind could 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 question and answer panel discussion between presenters and attendees will take place following the presentations.

Final Agenda – Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar – Catalyst for Connecticut’s Economy


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Sam Eaton, Director, Business Development & Offshore Wind External Affairs, Eversource Energy

Speaker Agenda:

Connecticut’s Port Economic Development Plans, the Job Funnel and Progress in 2020

  • David Kooris, Chair, Connecticut Port Authority

Revolution Wind: Opening the Door to the Offshore Wind Industry

  • Elizabeth Donohue, Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Wind, Eversource Energy

Park City Wind: Equity, Community Development and Workforce Training

  • Jennifer Cullen, Manager of Workforce and Supply Chain Development, Vineyard Wind

Discussion Panelists:

  • Jennifer Cullen, Vineyard Wind
  • Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
  • Elizabeth Donohue, Eversource Energy
  • David Kooris, Connecticut Port Authority

Attendee List

Matthew Art e4sciences, LLC General Manager
Tim Ashmore CDM Smith Client service leader
James Avery Pierce Atwood LLP Partner
Lake Barrett KTA-Tator Engineering Manager
Robert Bibbo Retired Observer
Jackie Caceci Tighe & Bond Project Manager
Matt Cadwallader Woods Hole Group Business Development Manager, Energy
Bruce Carlisle Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Managing Director Offshore Wind
Holly Carlson Johnston Epsilon Associates, Inc. Associate
John Casey Robinson & Cole LLP Partner
Massimo Ciarla Tiber International Group Inc President & CEO
Deb Denfeld Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Sr. Administrative Assistant
Paula Devereaux Pierce Atwood LLP Partner
Richard Dmochowski FECB Fairfield, CT Member
Michael Empey Jay Cashman, Inc. / Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co, LLC Sr. Vice President Business Development
Brian Farnen Connecticut Green Bank Genral Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Virginia Foote Conservation Law Foundation Director of Impact Investing
Nathan Frohling The Nature Conservancy Director of External Affairs
Anna Hagstrom CT DEEP CASE Postdoctoral Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Paul Hearn Baralmar Advisors LLC Managing Member
Bill Heiple Stantec Associate
Adel Kamel Tighe & Bond Principal Engineer
Kristin Kelleher British Consulate Vice Consul Prosperity, Energy & Climate Policy
Tzvetomir Kotzev Jacobs Engineering Manager
Tim Lambert Jacobs Assistant Project Manager
Mark Mahoney Anchor QEA Principal
Elizabeth Maldonado Eversource Energy Assitant General Counsel
Justin May Gaffney Bennett PR Partner
Gary McAllister GZA Sr. Vice President
David Michel CT General Assembly State Rep.
Eric Nestler Normandeau Associates, Inc. Senior Principal Scientist
Rick Novak Pierce Atwood LLP Partner
Michelle O’Brien Pierce Atwood LLP Partner
Jonathan Richer Tighe & Bond Senior Project Manager
Peter Shattuck Anbaric Development Partners VP Distributed Energy
Thomas Shyka NERACOOS Product Manager
Pete Silva LRG EHS Manager
Alexander Thillerup Xodus Group Inc. VP Renewables – US
Richard Zeroka RPS Group Permitting Director – US Offshore Renewables

Thank you to our PLATINUM Sponsor

The available presentations from the EBC Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar: Offshore Wind Energy as the Catalyst for Connecticut’s Economy completed on September 22, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Connecticut Offshore Wind Webinar – Catalyst for Connecticut’s Economy

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