The State of Wind in the Commonwealth

Thursday January 10, 2019

The Massachusetts state legislature has come together on an energy bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker (who had opposed Cape Wind), mandating 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy. That mandate ignited an explosive competition. New York has pledged 2,400 megawatts, New Jersey has a target of 3,500 megawatts and Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut all have significant plans and commitments for offshore wind.

The wind industry in Massachusetts and New England states will be producing megawatts of clean electricity and thousands of jobs throughout many sectors of the economy.

Orsted is a world leader in large scale wind from Denmark, with proven technology supplying millions of homes with green energy.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m

Sebastian Hald Buhl, Senior Regulatory Advisor at Ørsted, will talk about the technology, its huge potential, and its vibrant development in the US.

Additional reading:

Block Island Windfarm (America’s first offshore Wind Farm)

Presenter: Sebastian Hald Buhl of Ørsted

Sebastian Hald Buhl, Senior Regulatory Advisor, has worked for Ørsted since 2013, predominantly within its Government Affairs team. During this time, he has covered RES tender design, energy market design and offshore wind energy regulation across Northern Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific. Most recently he has worked extensively with offshore wind tender frameworks across New England, and been responsible for leading Ørsted’s offshore wind bids in the North East of the US.

He holds a MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.