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Tim Sullivan and Brian Sabina (New Jersey Economic Development Authority) joined us to discuss the New Jersey Wind Port, the WIND Institute, and other developments in New Jersey's offshore wind program. Credits: Content, audio engineering, and sound design by Brandon Burke. Editing by Brian Zabinski. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from …
 
Erik Milito (National Ocean Industries Association) and Feng Zhang and Max Cohen (Wood Mackenzie) joined us to discuss Wood Mackenzie's August 2020 report "Economic Impact Study of New Offshore Wind Lease Auctions By BOEM." Credits: Content, audio engineering, editing, and sound design by Brandon Burke. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions fr…
 
Janice Fuller, Lawrence Mott, and Peter Shattuck from Anbaric joined us to discuss Anbaric’s unique approach to offshore wind transmission, including the company’s OceanGrid proposals and some critical observations about the onshore grid. During the second half of episode, we focused on a recent Brattle Group report examining the benefits of offsho…
 
Mark Mitchell from Dominion Energy joined us to discuss the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, Dominion Energy’s recently-announced intention to construct a Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, and Dominion Energy’s uniquely integrated approach to offshore wind development. Credits: Content, audio engineering, …
 
Kent Herzog and Tony Appleton from Burns & McDonnell joined us to discuss offshore wind transmission, ports and harbors, and permitting. Credits: Content, audio engineering, and editing by Brandon Burke. Music by Brandon Burke, with contributions from Nathan Ezzo, Steven Reilly, and Miles Taylor. Recorded May 18, 2020. Published May 26, 2020.…
 
Our guest this episode is Steve Dayney, head of Offshore North America for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. We start our conversation with the company itself—what is Siemens Gamesa and what does it do? Then we get into some of the challenges facing this still emerging industry, and we discuss some ways in which Siemens Gamesa is working with stakeh…
 
Our guest this episode is Scott Jensen, Director of the Rhode Island Dept. of Labor and Training. We start by looking at the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation's first and still only operating offshore wind project, and how it has shaped the workforce in the state. We then talk about Governor Gina Raimondo's vision for offshore wind and for positio…
 
My guest this episode is Lars Thaaning Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer of Vineyard Wind, soon to be the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind project. We begin our conversation with Lars and his background in the industry and with the company Vineyard Wind. We then devote most of our conversation to the Vineyard Wind project itself, its time…
 
My guest this episode is Alejandro De Hoz, Vice President for Offshore Wind at Avangrid Renewables. We begin with Alejandro’s background and then look at Avangrid Renewables, and its parent company Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest electric power companies. We review Avangrid Renewables’ US offshore wind portfolio including Vineyard Wind, soon …
 
Our guest this episode is Lorry Wagner, president of LEEDCo, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, and the developer of Icebreaker Wind. LEEDCo is fairly unique as an offshore wind developer in that it’s a non-profit organization rather than a for-profit developer. So we start our conversation with the story of LEEDCo’s formation, and then …
 
Our guest this episode is Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV-GL Energy. We start our conversation by covering what DNV-GL does and its participation in the US market. We get Ditlev’s perspective on the US supply chain, where he sees gaps and opportunities, and the importance of both the overall market size as well as a steady development schedule in order to…
 
My guest this episode is Tim Fischer, Global Director of Offshore Wind for Ramboll. We start our conversation with Ramboll – its mission and its involvement in offshore wind. We then look at the state of the US market – what’s been driving its growth, and where Tim sees business opportunities. Then we look at the supply chain and the challenge the …
 
Welcome to Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast from the Business Network for Offshore Wind. I’m Josh Cohen, and my guest this episode is Jason Folsom, National Sales Director for MHI Vestas U.S. Jason has been active in the offshore wind industry for more than a decade and has seen a lot of changes, so we start our conversation with Jason himself and …
 
This episode is a graduate-level course on tracking renewable energy from generation to the end user, and the complexities of how policies, processes and markets all interact. My guest is Ben Gerber, the Executive Director of M-RETS, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System based in Minneapolis. And this episode is a first for this podcast as I…
 
This is a special episode of More Power to You, in which I bring you an episode of Offshore Wind Insider, a podcast I launched a few months ago for the Business Network for Offshore Wind, which in full disclosure is a client of mine. My guest is Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Network. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges fac…
 
My guest this episode is our own Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Our conversation covers both strengths and challenges facing the US offshore wind industry today. We begin by looking at where the market stands today in terms of its potential capacity, current state commitments and the project development pi…
 
Our guest this episode is Sven Utermöhlen COO for offshore wind globally and for European onshore wind at E.ON. E.ON may be new to U.S. offshore wind, but it’s an established leader in the global offshore wind industry and already has a strong presence in U.S. onshore wind. In our conversation Sven discusses E.ON ‘s global offshore wind experience,…
 
Our guest this episode is Gunnar Herzig, Managing Director of WFO, the World Forum Offshore Wind, a new organization dedicated to advancing offshore wind globally. We start the conversation by covering what WFO is and why Gunnar saw the need for this new, globally-focused organization. We then explore the state of the global market. Gunnar shares h…
 
My guest this episode is climate advocate Will Hackman. Will hails from America’s heartland, spent three seasons as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, has attended the past three UN climate conferences, and works in DC advancing climate and clean energy policy in the NGO community. We start our conversation by discussing the need for climate action.…
 
Our guests this episode are Walter Cruickshank and Jim Bennett, the Acting Director and the Program Manager for Offshore Renewables, respectively, at BOEM – the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is the agency responsible for all energy leases in federal waters. Last week BOEM held an online auction for three wind energy areas south of M…
 
In this episode we focus on energy efficiency in rural America. My guest is Mary Shoemaker, State Policy Analyst at ACEEE, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Our conversation focuses on both challenges and solutions, and we cover a broad range of issues, starting with what makes rural America unique in terms of energy efficiency …
 
In this episode we focus on carbon pricing and its prospects both federally and in the states. My guests are Andres Jimenez, Senior Director of Government Affairs, and Jamie DeMarco, State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator, for Citizens' Climate Lobby. In a purely coincidental bit of good timing, the morning that our interview was scheduled, a bipar…
 
In this episode we put on our energy geek hats to focus on demand response, and explore how utilities are implementing demand response programs across the US. My guest is Brenda Chew, an analyst at SEPA – the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and lead author of SEPA’s 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot report which serves as the basis for ou…
 
This is a special episode of More Power To You, the first episode recorded in front of a live audience. Earlier this month the Maryland Clean Energy Center hosted its annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit in College Park, and I moderated a panel titled The Mechanics of Offshore Wind: Moving to the Grid of the Future. The four panelists were: Jason Fo…
 
Our topic for this episode is Technical Standards for offshore wind, and our guest is Walt Musial, Manager of Offshore Wind at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL. Walt was in Washington, D.C. recently to chair a meeting of the Offshore Wind Technical Advisory Panel, which is where we caught up for this interview. We begin by discussi…
 
Welcome to the sixth and final episode in a special series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, we focus on bioen…
 
Welcome to Part Five in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is electric transportatio…
 
Welcome to Part Four in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. This week’s focus is offshore wind energy, …
 
Welcome to Part Three in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each episode spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode we focus on distributed en…
 
Welcome to Part Two in a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, the second in the…
 
Welcome to a special six-part series of More Power To You, produced in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center for National Clean Energy Week 2018. Each of these six episodes spotlights a different clean energy technology, and features some of the people and companies leading the way in Maryland. In this episode, the first in the series, …
 
In this episode our guests are Paul Gallagher, Secretary of Fishermen's Energy, and Doug Copeland, regional project development manager for EDF Renewables. Paul and Doug are leading the development of the Nautilus Offshore Wind project planned for three miles out from Atlantic City. In the interview we start by covering the history of this project …
 
Our guest for this episode is Joe Fiordaliso, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. It hasn’t even been a full year since Governor Phil Murphy’s administration took office, and already New Jersey has quickly vaulted to a leadership position in offshore wind. In our conversation, President Fiordaliso discusses what this year has bee…
 
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Offshore Wind Insider, the new podcast from the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Our guest for this first episode is arguably the person most responsible for America’s first offshore wind farm: Jeff Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer of Deepwater Wind. In this interview we cover how Jeff first got involved in …
 
In this episode of More Power To You we explore the nexus of electrification, transportation and industrial marine ports. My guest is Christine Houston, Manager of Sustainable Practices at the Port of Long Beach, the 2nd largest port in the country and a national leader in electrification. In our conversation we touch on a range of issues including…
 
In this episode we take a regional look at energy efficiency in the Southeastern U.S. My guest is Mandy Mahoney, President of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, or SEEA. We start off by discussing the concept of energy efficiency and what it means these days, and then dive into SEEA’s energy efficiency work in the South, including the energy…
 
This is the second of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view, as we approach November's midterm elections. This week we hear a progressive perspective from Craig Auster, PAC and Advocacy Partnerships Director at the League of Conservation Voters. We begin the conversation with a d…
 
This is the first of two episodes in which we look at clean energy advocacy and politics from different political points of view. In today's show I sit down with Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy at CRES Forum and its political arm, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, for the conservative perspective. We begin the conversation…
 
In this episode we focus on data, analytics, artificial intelligence and their impact on the electric grid. My guest is Sonny Garg, Managing Director of Global Energy Solutions at Uptake. We start this fascinating and wide ranging conversation with a look at how data and predictive analytics are being used to maximize the uptime, productivity and e…
 
In this episode of the podcast we focus on Alaska's unique energy landscape. Our guest is Chris Rose, Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, or REAP. We begin with an overview of energy in Alaska today, then delve into the unique way Alaska's grid operates without oversight from FERC—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—and …
 
In this episode we look at the current landscape for community solar, including trends, financing models and case studies. We close with a prediction about the state of community solar five to ten years in the future. My guests are Dan Chwastyk, K Kaufmann and Jared Leader from SEPA, the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Three new reports from SEPA se…
 
In this episode we focus on pollinator-friendly habitat and its inclusion in solar developments. My guest is Rob Davis, Director of the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, a public interest non-profit based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We start by discussing the energy landscape in Minnesota, and then we get into pollinator-friendly habita…
 
In this episode we review the electric vehicle landscape in the Southeast. My guest is Anne Blair, Clean Fuels Director at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and one of the driving forces behind Electrify the South. We first discuss the factors affecting EV adoption in Georgia, then cover Florida, North Carolina and other states. Anne also touc…
 
In this episode I sit down for a brief conversation with Joe Fiordaliso, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. It's an exciting time for clean energy in New Jersey: the state has a new governor and a new BPU president, and both are committed to positioning the state as a national leader in clean energy. This is the second of two in…
 
In this episode we explore public sentiment about offshore wind farms and the importance of community engagement in shaping it. My guest is Dr. Jeremy Firestone, Director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration and Professor of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. His research on public sentiment about the Block Island Wind Farm in …
 
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