Welcoming Remarks Podcast Conference
Jeff Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer, Deepwater Wind
Carolyn Heeps, Development Strategy, Director, RES
The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island
The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate, State of Rhode Island
The Honorable David N. Cicilline, U.S. House of Representatives (RI 01)
John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Tom Kiernan, Chief Executive Officer, American Wind Energy Association
Nancy Sopko, Esq., Manager, Advocacy & Federal Legislative Affairs AWEA
RI – The construction of the first wind farm off an American coast of Rhode Island sends a simple message to governments, investors and citizens: It can be done.
Yes, the Block Island project of wind power in the Northeast opens a potential new market for Electricity, now Northeastern states are committing to the idea.
The United States benefited by waiting for the industry to mature, as it can now take advantage of those falling costs.
Governor Gina M. Raimondo said, we take a great deal of pride in knowing we beat every other state to be the home of the first offshore wind farm in the country.
But if you look at our history of making things in Rhode Island, it’s not surprising. We are leading the way in this new, advanced, innovative and clean energy economy- and we have no plans to stop any time soon. We’re competitive.