Helping to Advance Innovative Offshore Wind Solutions
“Offshore wind today, as an industry, is really no longer about engineering, as much as it is about people. We value the time and attention placed on projects that everyone can be proud of.” - Matthew Morrisey, Vice President, New England, Deepwater Wind
As the leading offshore wind developer in the U.S., Deepwater Wind serves multiple East Coast markets and has won the first competitive auction for offshore wind sites held by the U.S. government. Equally important to Deepwater Wind as its successes, is the ethos that guides its U.S.-based management team to “first seek to understand, then seek to be understood.” Central to every project is the understanding that the end result will ultimately affect people.
Our relationship with Deepwater Wind began during the initial stages to develop a 26-megawatt solar farm in Simsbury, CT. P&C assisted in the permitting and siting of the solar generation facility and represented Deepwater Wind and project-specific affiliate entities in connection with filing an application with the Connecticut Siting Council for the Simsbury project. Although the project was initially met with resistance, P&C’s clear knowledge base and ingenuity in all areas of the engagement, particularly in wind permitting, eventually resulted in the unanimous approval of the project by the Town’s Board of Selectmen. P&C’s deep appreciation for the people that sit behind the decisions that impact others, is comparatively at the very core of what Deepwater Wind is all about.
Less than two years since Deepwater Winds’ Block Island Wind Farm - America’s first offshore wind project – began operating, the company is moving forward with Revolution Wind, a next generation 200-megawatt offshore wind farm that will be located in federal waters 50 miles from New London, Connecticut. The project will help Connecticut to meet its renewable energy goals affordably, and will deliver clean energy to Connecticut utilities during peak hours of demand. Once again, P&C will be there to assist in moving forward the permitting and policy phases of this innovative offshore wind solution.