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

September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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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.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff (ebc@ebcne.org) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Thank you to our PLATINUM Sponsor

Program Agenda

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

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

Webinar Details

Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 18 After September 18
EBC Member: $60 $80
Non-Member: $80 $100
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 September 22, 2020. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22.


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.