EBC Rhode Island Offshore Wind Webinar: Update on Rhode Island’s Offshore Wind Growth and Developments


Date: September 10, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced the goal of 100% renewable energy for the state by 2030. This commitment is signaling to investors that the State strongly supports long-term growth of clean energy and offshore wind.

Revolution Wind, a joint project between Ørsted Wind and Eversource Energy, includes 400 MW of renewable electricity for the Rhode Island grid, as well of over 300 MW for Connecticut. The combined project will create jobs and will include $40 million in port infrastructure improvements in Rhode Island.

In March of 2020, Ørsted announced the opening of an innovation hub in Providence to identify, foster, and finance enterprises related to offshore wind, with a focus on next generation technology and related innovation in the offshore wind energy field.

This EBC Rhode Island Offshore Wind program will focus on these developments and their economic impacts on Rhode Island. Also, to be provided will be an update on the major offshore wind projects approved for southern New England and beyond.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Offshore Wind Webinar – Growth and Developments


Program Chairs:

  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Christine Dieter, Associate, Hinckley Allen

Speaker Agenda:

Growing the US Offshore Wind Industry in Rhode Island

  • Jeff Tingley, Vice President, Business Development, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Preparing the RI Workforce for Offshore Wind

  • Laura Hastings, Deputy Program Director, Real Jobs Rhode Island

Plans for South Quay Marine Terminal, a Multi-use Offshore Wind Port Facility in East Providence

  • Jay A. Borkland, PG, Sr. Engineering Manager, Renewables Lead, Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas
  • Michael Donegan, Attorney, Orson and Brusini Ltd.

Updates on Revolution Wind, Ports and the Innovation Hub

  • Stacy Tingley, Senior Stakeholder Communications Manager, Ørsted

Attendee List

Ted Barten Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Dan Belin VHB, Inc. Energy Market Lead
Timothy Cabot Katahdin CEO
Matt Cadwallader Woods Hole Group Business Development Manager, Energy
Christian Capizzo Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Counsel
Drew Carey INSPIRE Environmental CEO
Holly Carlson Johnston Epsilon Associates, Inc. Associate
Jennifer Castor Guidehouse Senior Consultant
Sarah Faldetta Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Madeleine Fenderson Tetra Tech Marine Environmental Planner
Billie-Jo Gauley Anchor QEA Senior Geologist
Christina Hoffman ERM Principal Consultant
Michael Jarbeau Save The Bay Narragansett Baykeeper
Kristin Kelleher British Consulate Vice Consul Prosperity, Energy & Climate Policy
Michael Koehler Keegan Werlin, LLP Attorney
Michael Kuser RTO Insider Reporter
Barry Logue Scottish Development International Vice President – Energy US
Robin Main Hinckley Allen Partner
Melissa Martin RI Waterfront Restoration Executive Director
Robert May Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Senior Vice President/Business Line Leader
Gary McAllister GZA Sr. Vice President
John McAllister Apex Companies, LLC Program Manager
Tom McShane Dewey Square Group Principal
Daniel Mendelsohn RPS Principal Consultant
Susan Moberg VHB Principal
Eric Nestler Normandeau Associates, Inc. Senior Principal Scientist
Darrell Oakely Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Darin Overton SLR Consulting Principal, Civil Engineer
Benjamin Roberts Marsh VP, US Offshore Wind Practice
Jill Rowe RPS Director, Ocean Science
Alan Small GM2 Associates Sr Vice President
Kersey Sturdivant INSPIRE Environmental Principal Scientist
Mary Usovicz UMass Lowell Director E2I
Philip Warburg Senior Fellow BU Institute for Sustainable Energy
Richard Zeroka RPS Group Permitting Director – US Offshore Renewables

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Offshore Wind Webinar: Update on Rhode Island’s Offshore Wind Growth and Developments completed on September 10, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Rhode Island Offshore Wind Webinar – Growth and Developments

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