Wind Energy Offshore * the Emerging Regulatory Environment


EBC Renewable Energy Program

An Update on Offshore Wind Developments in New England

Federal and state efforts to seed an offshore wind industry are moving ahead rapidly, and new developments in state programs and the federal leasing process are shaping the fortunes of this emerging sector. The heightened activity on the regulatory front is clear; but what are the salient steps in the process and how are they benefitting the private sector? This EBC

Renewable Energy Program will focus on bringing participants up to speed with federal and state planning efforts with an eye toward assessing the timeframe for business development opportunities for various industry sectors in New England.

Thursday June 27, 2013

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

60 State Street


Draft Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome

Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC

Mark Kalpin, Partner, Wilmer Hale, LLP

Introduction – Steve Barrett, Chair, EBC Renewable Energy Committee

Director of Clean Energy, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc.

8:15 a.m. Overview of Offshore Wind Projects in New England Waters

Michael Ernst, Program Moderator

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Tech

8:30 a.m. Update on the Cape Wind Project

James Gordon, President, Energy Management Inc.

9:00 a.m. Federal Offshore Wind Leasing Process

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director,

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

U.S. Department of the Interior

9:30 a.m. Role of States in Federal Offshore Wind – Massachusetts Perspective

Bill White, Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

9:50 a.m. Networking Break

10:20 a.m. Offshore Wind in Deep Waters of the Gulf of Maine

Paul Williamson, Director, Maine Wind Industry Initiative

10:40 a.m. Environmental Concerns - Whale Protection Settlement

Sue Reid, Vice President and Director, Conservation Law Foundation

11:00 a.m. Financing Offshore Wind Development


11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion

Moderator: Juliet Browne, Partner, Verrill Dana

Jim Gordon, Cape Wind

Walter Cruickshank, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Bill White, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Sue Reid, Conservation Law Foundation


12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Program Chair

Michael D. Ernst, Director of Regulatory Affairs

Tetra Tech, Inc.

160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

(617) 443-7520 // Cell: (508) 245-7767 //

Mr. Ernst has 30 years of energy experience as an environmental attorney for state agencies, a law firm, an independent transmission company and now as senior consultant for a national engineering and environmental consulting firm. As Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Tetra Tech Energy Program, Mr.

Ernst supports siting and permitting for various proposed offshore wind farms and interconnection cables in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Statoil Hywind Maine floating wind turbines, the Deepwater Wind

Block Island, Rhode Island offshore wind farm, the Dominion Virginia offshore turbines, and other projects off the Atlantic Coast.

Mr. Ernst also helps lead policy analysis for the DOE Navigant Offshore Wind Market Analysis and

Supply Chain Studies.

He is an active member of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition and AWEA Offshore Wind Working

Group since 2007.

Mr. Ernst has a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and B.S. from Davidson

College in Davidson, North Carolina.

Stephen B. Barrett, LEED-AP , Director of Clean Energy

Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.

77 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803

(781) 852-3125 // Cell: (339) 234-2696 //

Steve is the Director of Clean Energy with Harris Miller Miller & Hanson (HMMH) where he is developing a new business practice providing clean energy and sustainability strategies for private and public sector clients including airports, municipalities, and private developers. He has worked in private consulting for the past 12 years, and before that worked for the Coastal Zone Management Office in Massachusetts for

4 years. He is currently town consultant to the Town of Edgartown on its proposed Muskeget Channel

Tidal Energy Project and to the Town of Nantucket on ocean planning and offshore wind.

Steve is also the Vice President and Partner of Minuteman Wind, LLC which is proposing a 12.5 MW land-based wind project in the Berkshires. He holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Virginia, a Bachelors in International Policy from Union College, is a Board member of

Clean Power Now and Chair of the EBC's Wind Energy Committee.


Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

U.S. Department of the Interior

Contact through: Tracey Blythe Moriarty, Public Affairs Manager

(703) 787-1571 // Cell: (202) 304-6476 //

James Gordon, President

Cape Wind Associates

923 Route 6A, Suite G2, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

(617) 904-3100 //

Jim has been in the energy business since 1975 when he founded Energy Management Inc. (EMI) and over the ensuing years he built EMI into one of the most successful privately held independent power companies in America. He recruited and managed a team of dedicated and highly motivated professionals that were able to complete the myriad and complex tasks of creating state of the art power projects. Jim’s sense of timing and grasp of political and regulatory directions allowed EMI to develop some of New Englan d’s first gas fired cogeneration and independent power projects as well as the first generation of merchant electric plants in the United States. In recent years, EMI has been developing

Cape Wind, America’s first fully permitted offshore wind farm with the nation’s first commercial lease and

EMI is also pursuing other offshore wind opportunities in the U.S. Jim is also the President of American

Renewables which has developed two biomass power projects in the U.S. southeast. One of these projects, the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center in Gainesville, Florida was awarded the 2011 North

American Biomass Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine. Jim is a graduate of Boston

University’s School of Public Communications and worked for Warner Communications Corporation prior to founding EMI.

Susan M. Reid, Vice President & Director, CLF Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation

62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

(617) 850-1740 //

Sue Reid is an environmental attorney serving as Vice President and Director of CLF - Massachusetts.

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), the nation’s oldest regional environmental advocacy organization, uses the law, science and markets to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy throughout New England. Sue’s advocacy at CLF is focused principally on hastening the transition away from carbon-intensive energy resources and toward clean, sustainable alternatives.

Prior to joining CLF in 2005, Sue was the advocacy director for a local environmental organization in southeastern Massachusetts. Sue also previously worked as an intellectual property litigation attorney at law firms in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Bill White, Director, Offshore Wind Sector Development

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

55 Summer Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

(617) 315-9330 //

Paul Williamson, Director

Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative

(207) 242-3521 //

Paul currently serves as the Director and Principle Coordinator of the Maine Wind Ocean & Industry

Initiative (MOWII). MOWII is a collaborative effort between leading wind industry partners, industry associations, State entities, and the University of Maine to promote the growth and organization of the wind & ocean industry supply chain in Maine. MOWII serves the onshore and offshore wind industries as well as the ocean energy supply chain development needs.

Paul Williamson has been working as a workforce and economic development specialist in Maine since

2006. Much of that work began with the boat building and advanced materials industries, and then broadened to include a variety of manufacturing and fabricating industries. Paul is a licensed sea captain with over 10 years owning and operating commercial vessels. When time allows you will find Paul surfing or sailing off the Maine coast.

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