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Offshore Wind – Clean Energy is Just Over the Horizon


Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30pm


Aileen Kenney, VP, Permitting and Environmental Affairs, Deepwater Wind


Gunness Student Center Conference Room, Marcus Hall


Description: Offshore Wind has tremendous potential to provide a clean, reliable source of energy for the east coast. Presenter will provide an overview of the current status of the American offshore wind industry, the technology, and the environmental benefits. Presentation will also discuss the various environmental studies and stakeholder engagements that must be completed to make these complex projects reality.

Presenter: Ms. Kenney is the Vice President of Permitting and Environmental Affairs at Deepwater Wind in Providence RI. She is responsible for overseeing the environmental surveys and permitting of Deepwater Wind’s portfolio which includes projects off the coast of Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Aileen has worked on the permitting of wind and other energy projects in the United States and abroad for over 10 years. Prior to joining Deepwater Wind in May 2010, she was the National Director of Wind Energy at Tetra Tech EC, Inc. During her time with Tetra Tech, their wind energy program was responsible for permitting over 335 projects representing over 20,000 MW of installed capacity. She co-managed preparation of the Wind Energy Siting Handbook for the American Wind Energy Association, published in 2008.