EBC Rhode Island Wind Energy Program: Update from Vineyard Wind


Date: September 10, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

This EBC Wind Energy Program will feature an update from Vineyard Wind’s Vice President of Permitting Affairs, Rachel Pachter. Vineyard Wind is well underway in developing the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project over 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. The project will generate clean, renewable, cost-competitive energy for over 400,000 homes and businesses, while reducing carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year. This Program will also include representatives from the environmental community and the local supply chain as they discuss the challenges to, and urgent need for, America’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm.

There will be adequate time for Q & A from the audience.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours).  Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Offshore Wind Energy Program Update on the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor



  • Rachel Pachter, V.P. Permitting Affairs, Vineyard Wind

Panel Moderator:

  • Maria Hartnett, Principal, Epsilon Associates, Inc.


  • Marcia Blount, President and Chief Financial Officer, Blount Boats
  • Priscilla M. Brooks, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Ocean Conservation, CLF
  • Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod
  • Rachel Pachter, V.P. Permitting Affairs, Vineyard Wind
  • Jill Rowe, Director, Ocean Science, RPS
  • Curt Spaulding, Professor of Practice, Institute at Brown for Environmental Society
  • John Torgan, RI State Director, Nature Conservancy

Attendee List

Daniela Abbott, Pare Corporation, Senior Project Engineer
Jim Allen, ERM, Senior Project Manager
Liz Argo, Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative, Manager
Timothy Ashmore, CDM Smith, Client Service Leader
Maeve Bartlett, AECOM Director, Strategic Development
Diane Baxter, GZA, Associate Principal
Kimberly Bellemore, KBConsulting and CC4ES, Principal
Stephanie Berkman, RPS Group
David Beutel, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
Jay Borkland, Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas / Boston Senior Engineering Manager, Renewables Lead – Americas
James Boyd, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
Adam Braillard, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Partner
Christian Capizzo, Partridge Snow & Hahn, Counsel
Holly Carlson Johnston, Epsilon Associates, Inc., Associate
John Crowther, Stantec, Principal, Environmental Services
Priscilla De La Cruz, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, RI Marketing Director
Rosalie DeCosta, Vineyard Wind, Outreach & Permitting Specialist
Shannon Donovan, Scituate High School, CTE Coordinator
Scott Farmelant, Mills PR, Principal
Tiffany Ferreira, Vineyard Wind, Project Administrator
Geoff Gunn, Arup, Associate
Mattie Haag, Mintz, Project Analyst
Elizabeth Hansel, Vineyard Wind, Manager, Environmental Affairs
Ryan Henebury, Fischbach and Moore, Project Manager
Steve Hopkins, Fischbach and Moore Electric Group, LLC, Project Executive
Meghan Jeans, Broad Reach Foundation
Jill Johnen, INSPIRE Environmental, Senior Data Manager
Michael Kuser, RTO Insider Reporter
Max Lamson, TRC, Office Practice Leader
Julia Lewis, Tetra Tech, Senior Marine Scientist
Robin Main, Hinckley Allen, Partner
James Marsland, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Project Manager
Chris McCabe, Gray & Pape
Jennifer McCann, University of Rhode Island/CRC and RI Sea Grant Director, US Coastal Programs
Michael McMahon, Tufts MS Offshore Wind Energy Engineering Masters Student & Offshore Wind Job Seeker
Katherine Mears, Tech Environmental Environmental, Scientist
Carissa Mills, VHB, Hazard Mitigation Planner
Abbey Nack, Epsilon Associates, Inc., Project Engineer
Pamela Neubert, AECOM, Associate Vice President
Patrick O’Bannon, Gray & Pape, Inc., Northeast Regional Manager
Tony Paradis
Jon Petrillo, Gravity Renewables, Inc., Dir. of Reg. Business Development
Ben Roberts, Marsh USA, Vice President
Paul Roselli, Burrillville Land Trust, President
Igor Runge, GZA, Senior Consultant
Alan Shoer, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, Shareholder
Peter Silva, Vistra Energy, EHS Manager
Kimberly Smith, Gray & Pape, Archaeologist
Craig Swanson, Swanson Environmental Associates, Principal Associate
Joe Tomei, GeoTesting Express, Director of Testing Services
Tom Waddington, Substructure, Senior Marine Engineer
Marc Wallace, Tech Environmental, Inc., Vice President
Hank Webster, Acadia Center, Policy Advocate & Staff Attorney

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Offshore Wind Energy Program Update on the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project completed on September 10, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentation – Rhode Island Offshore Wind Energy Program Update on the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project

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