Offshore wind will play an important role in the Commonwealth’s energy future, and Massachusetts has set an ambitious agenda to be a national leader for the emerging offshore wind industry along the East Coast. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is leading an array of programs and initiatives to accelerate the responsible development of offshore wind in the state. Bruce Carlisle, MassCEC’s Managing Director Offshore Wind, will talk about the current status of offshore wind, its opportunities, and challenges for the North Shore, state, and region.
Speaker: Bruce Carlisle, Managing Director of Offshore Wind, MassCEC
Bruce K. Carlisle is the Managing Director of Offshore Wind for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). At MassCEC, Mr. Carlisle leads efforts to advance the successful and responsible development of the offshore wind sector in the Commonwealth. Bruce directs programs and initiatives for MassCEC including planning and siting, stakeholder engagement, supply chain support and growth, workforce development and training, ports and infrastructure assessment and utilization, marine studies and characterization, transmission, and research and innovation in offshore wind development, technology, and operations. He coordinates Massachusetts efforts and interests with federal offshore wind energy leasing and development and serves on several of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Intergovernmental Task Forces for Offshore Renewable Energy. Bruce also oversees the operations of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, the nation’s first purpose-built facility designed to support the staging, assembly, deployment, and construction of offshore wind projects. Mr. Carlisle holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy degree from Tufts University.
This is a free event.