Our guest for this episode is Alicia Barton, President and CEO of NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
Alicia is an offshore wind veteran with over a decade of experience in the industry, and we begin the conversation with her describing her background and career path that led her to NYSERDA. We then talk about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision for clean energy in New York and how offshore wind fits into it. We discuss some of the specific ways in which NYSERDA is moving the industry forward, including a Supply Chain Forum it is hosting on November 15. We discuss the need for stakeholder outreach, the importance of regional cooperation, and partnership with the federal government. We look ahead to next year’s IPF for which NYSERDA is the host sponsor, and we close by looking at where things stand with NYSERDA’s upcoming 800 MW offshore wind solicitation.
Show references include:
- New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan
- New York Offshore Wind Supplier Forum, Nov. 15, 2018
- Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
- 2019 International Partnering Forum (IPF)
Recorded November 7, 2018. Published November 8, 2018.