EBC Sixth Annual Offshore Wind Conference – Featuring Scope of Vineyard Wind and Ørsted Bay State Projects


Date: January 23, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

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Massachusetts has awarded Vineyard Wind a 20 year power contract for 800 MW of offshore wind (OSW) south of Nantucket. Rhode Island and New York have awarded Deepwater Wind/Ørsted another 290 MW between Martha’s Vineyard and the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management awarded three more leases south of Nantucket on December 13, 2018. Come hear OSW Developers and Stakeholders discuss how OSW can expand while addressing concerns of stakeholders who share the sea, including commercial fishermen, Native Americans, and endangered whales, birds and sea turtles.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – EBC Sixth Annual Offshore Wind Conference Featuring Scope of Vineyard Wind and Orsted Projects


Program Chair:

  • Michael Ernst, Executive Advisor, Power Advisory LLC

Speaker Agenda:

Federal Oversight of Offshore Wind Leasing & Regulation

  • James Bennett, Chief, Renewable Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – unable to attend due to the Federal Government shutdown

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Program

  • Matthew Beaton, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Initiatives

  • Bruce Carlisle, Senior Director, Offshore Wind, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Presentations from Offshore Wind Developers

  • Matthew Morrissey, Head of New England Markets, Ørsted US Offshore Wind
  • Rachel Pachter, Vice President of Permitting Affairs, Vineyard Wind
  • Ruth Perry, Ph.D., Marine Science and Regulatory Policy Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company; Mayflower Wind

Stakeholders Panel – Perspectives on Fishing, Environmental, Workforce and Supply Chain Issues

Moderator: Michael Ernst, Executive Advisor, Power Advisory, LLC


  • Catherine Bowes, Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Bruce Carlisle, Senior Director, Offshore Wind, MassCEC
  • Jack Clarke, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Mass Audubon
  • Ruth Perry, Marine Science and Regulatory Policy Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company; Mayflower Wind Energy, LLC
  • Rachel Pachter, Vice President, Vineyard Wind
  • Anthony Sapienza, New Bedford Wind Energy Center

Attendee List

Nuryllen Aguasvivas Nixon Peabody LLP
Enrique Alvarez-Uria EDP RENEWABLES Offshore wind director
Thomas Atmer Tetra Tech Environmental Scientist/Planner
Jesse Baldwin GZA Project Manager
Tyler Ballew Sherin and Lodgen LLP Associate
Stephen Barrett Barrett Energy Resources Group LLC Principal
Patrick Barrett EcoAnalysts Principal/Environmental Scientist
Ted Barten Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Maeve Bartlett AECOM Director, Strategic Development
Denise Bartone Eversource Supervisor – Licensing & Permitting
Diane Baxter GZA Associate Principal
Caitlin Beresin ML Strategies, LLC
Glen Berkowitz
Margaret Blagbrough Power Advisory LLC Consultant
Lana Bluege CONEG Regional Program Coordinator
Nancy Bonnevie Arcadis Associate Vice President/Principal Scientist
Jay Borkland Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas / Boston Senior Engineering Manager, Renewables – Americas
Jeanine Boyle INSPIRE Environmental Operations Director
Peggy Briggs Epsilon Associates, Inc. Managing Principal
Peter Browne HDR Engineering, Inc. Senior Consultant
Matt Cadwallader Woods Hole Group Business Development Director
Susan Cahalan CDW Consultants Sr. Project Manager
Drew Carey INSPIRE Environmental CEO
Bruce Carlisle Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Senior Director Offshore Wind
Wystan Carswell Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Technical Specialist
Paolo Casciotti Mott MacDonald Offshore Renewables Leader
Wayne Cobleigh GZA VP Client Services
John Cossa Beveridge & Diamond PC Associate
Brent Courchene Stantec Senior Associate
Deborah Crowley RPS Group, Inc. Senior Environmental Consultant
John Crowther Stantec Senior Associate
Nathaniel Custer WilmerHale Counsel
Liz Delaney Environmental Defense Fund Director, Regional Energy Market Policy
Brook Detterman Beveridge & Diamond PC Attorney at Law
Harlan Doliner Mabbett & Associates, Inc. Vice President, Legal / Compliance
Anne-Marie Downey Fuld + Co. Analyst
Patrick Drane University of Massachusetts Lowell Assistant Director of WindSTAR
Brian Dresser AECOM Marine Technical Leader
Audrey Eidelman BCK Law, P.C. Attorney
Michael Empey Jay Cashman, Inc. / Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co, LLC Sr. VP – Business Development
Bob Erickson CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc Northeast Region Manager
Sarah Faldetta
Tiffany Ferreira Vineyard Wind Project Administrator
Whitney Fiore SWCA Environmental Consultants Senior NEPA and Natural Resources Specialist
Kathleen Freeman Eversource Energy (retiree) Director
Karen Gilbert Epsilon Associates, Inc. Project Scientist
Shelby Hecht Price, Lobel, Tye Law Clerk
Susan Herz Jacobs Senior Environmental Scientist
Jennifer Hook Aon Risk Services Regional Director
Jun-Xiong (Sean) Hughes Power Advisory LLC Consultant
Todd Isherwood Mass Maritime Outreach Specialist/Energy Manager
James Janosky  Project Manager
Holly Johnston Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant
Valerie Jurgens Ramboll Managing Consultant
Adam Kahn Foley Hoag LLP Attorney
Isabel Kaubisch Clarendon Hill Consulting Principal
Michael Kuser RTO Insider Reporter
Lisa Lefkovitz Battelle Program/Project Manager
Julia Lewis Tetra Tech Senior Marine Scientist
Xenja Lindberg Orsted Junior Associate
Robin Main Hinckley Allen Partner
Rachel Marden Normandeau Associates, Inc. Communications Coordinator
James Marsland GZA Project Manager
David McCarron Mabbett & Associates, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Daniel Mendelsohn RPS Group, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Maggie Merrill Marine Marketing Services president
Alicia Morandi RPS Group, Inc. Ecologist | Project Manager
Michael Murphy TRC Vice President
Eric Nelson Hatch Senior Project Manager
Eric Nestler Normandeau Associates, Inc. Principal Scientist
Pamela Neubert AECOM Associate Vice President
Thomas Nunno Tetra Tech Principal Engineer
Rob O’Neal Epsilon Associates, Inc. Managing Principal
Gerry Palano MA Dept of Agricultural Resources Renewable Energy Coordinator
Brendan Place  Mechanical Engineer
Martin Plass
Bill Ravanesi Health Care Without Harm Sr Director Energy Program
Erik Rexford Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Planner
Igor Runge GZA Senior Consultant
Deborah Rutecki Normandeau Associates, Inc. Senior Scientist
Anthony Sapienza New Bedford Wind Energy Center Board Chair
William Scully Green International Affiliates, Inc. Vice President
Tom Shyka NERACOOS Product Manager
Frank Singleton Town of Weymouth Conservation commissioner
Kelly Smith Hodge.WaterResources, LLC Water Resources Engineer
Peter Spawn TRC VP
Eric Steltzer MassDOER Deputy Director – Renewable and Alternative Energy Division
Tracy Stenner Battelle Manager
Raya Treiser Wilmer Hale Counsel
Mary Usovicz MUconnections
Jack Vaccaro Epsilon Associates, Inc. Senior Scientist
Bob Varney Normandeau Associates President
Nathan Vinhateiro RPS Group, Inc. Senior Scientist
Tom Waddington Substructure Senior Marine Engineer
Lee Wooten GEI Consultants, Inc. Principal

The available presentations from the EBC Sixth Annual Offshore Wind Conference – Featuring Scope of Vineyard Wind and Ørsted Bay State Projects completed on January 23, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Sixth Annual Offshore Wind Conference Featuring Scope of Vineyard Wind and Orsted Projects

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