CESI Seminar Series Speaker – Gregory Lampman
Offshore Wind and New York State
Gregory Lampman is the Director of NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind program. Greg leads a talented team of topical experts engaged in advancing competitive procurement of new strategic projects, rigorous contract management of the growing portfolio of contracted projects totaling more than 4,200MW, advancing grid integration solutions and driving workforce development and economic development including manufacturing and port infrastructure investments to ensure New York maintains its position as the nation’s hub for offshore wind. All of this work is supported by robust environmental and fisheries research, analysis and engagement. Greg is responsible for supporting the regulatory and diverse inter-governmental engagements required to support New York’s offshore wind industry’s responsible and cost-effective growth including support of New York’s offshore wind Technical Working Groups (TWGs), leading relevant research projects to support program innovation, and extensive proactive stakeholder engagement, media engagement and public speaking. These efforts support the Offshore Wind program’s implementation with a focus on NYSERDA’s role as the central procurement entity of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs) on behalf of New York State’s load-serving entities with a clear focus on promoting diversity, inclusion and equity within the program’s activities consistent with the work of New York State’s Climate Action Council and New York’s nation-leading Climate Act.
As the State authority charged with implementing New York’s goal of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035, NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Program seeks to advance the cost-effective and responsible development of offshore wind energy to serve New Yorkers in a way that fosters the long-term sustainability of the industry, facilitates regional collaboration, and spurs innovation and economic opportunities. The presentation will cover State policies and processes, approach to development of the supply chain, workforce, regulatory processes and the challenges and opportunities afforded by the development of this important renewable resource.