Offshore Wind Developments in the Northeast

Friday, November 16, 2018
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Learn about recent efforts to launch offshore wind from key decision-makers from the US Department of Interior’s Renewable’s Branch handling offshore leasing, the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Commission, NYSERDA and NYPA on New York’s new Offshore Wind Plan and from offshore wind project developers.





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Theodore-Paradise-by-Trace-Meek-1-3Theodore J. Paradise, Assistant General Counsel – Operations & Planning, ISO New England Inc.

Theodore J. Paradise is the Assistant General Counsel, Operations & Planning at ISO New England Inc. where he and his team of attorneys oversee legal issues related to power system operations, regional and interregional transmission planning, siting, cost allocation, generator interconnection and retirement, and related FERC and NERC reliability and compliance matters.  In his practice, Theodore regularly address issues regarding the changing nature of the power system, from one with hundreds of large power generators to a system where hundreds of thousands of generating assets come in all sizes and capabilities.  This evolving grid now sees supply interconnecting at all voltage levels across the transmission and distribution systems, which is blurring once clear jurisdictional lines and creating novel operating issues.  Prior to joining the ISO in March of 2004, Theodore was an attorney with the energy practice group of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friendman LLP in Washington, DC where he represented an independent grid operator and investor-owned public utilities.  Theodore received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. in History from the University of Idaho.   Theodore is also the vice president of the Northeast Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.


MahoneyScott Mahoney, Senior Vice President – General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, AVANGRID, Inc.

R. Scott MahoneySenior Vice President - General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of AVANGRID, Inc., an NYSE listed company with more than $32 billion in assets.  Mr. Mahoney is a member of the AVANGRID Senior Management Team and is responsible for legal, governance, and compliance activities.  Mr. Mahoney earned a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, a J.D., with honors, from the University of Maine, a Master’s, with honors, in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. 

Prior to joining AVANGRID Mr. Mahoney served as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, earning a Bronze Star for service in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.

Scott and his wife Cindy Mahoney have three children and live in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Amber Martin, Staff Attorney, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Amber Martin is a Staff Attorney with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  Amber represents the agency in federal electric and natural gas proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advises the Chair and Commissioners of the Connecticut PURA on matters pending before the agency.  Prior to joining the Connecticut PURA, Amber was an associate with the law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP, where she represented state utility commissions and public power clients before FERC and the federal courts on various matters related to energy policy, wholesale market design, and rate proceedings.

kaplowitzJoshua Kaplowitz, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Mineral Resources, Branch of Offshore Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior

Josh Kaplowitz is an attorney with the Department of the Interior who has advised the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Offshore Renewable Energy Programs since 2015. Josh was previously an environmental and toxic tort attorney in private practice representing energy, manufacturing, and transportation companies in litigation and regulatory matters.  

NoahShawNoah Shaw, General Counsel and Secretary, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

As General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Noah manages all aspects of legal analysis and counsel to the Authority leadership and the Governor’s staff concerning the Authority’s initiatives and related clean energy issues and legislation. Among other matters, Noah has been deeply engaged in the design and implementation of the state’s Clean Energy Standard, planning for and designing approaches to foster development of the State's offshore wind energy resources, and the launch and development of the United State Climate Alliance, co-chaired by New York State. Prior to joining NYSERDA in 2014, Noah was Senior Advisor to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy, where his portfolio included a wide range of issues regarding, among other matters, the Loan Programs Office, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Office of Nuclear Energy and matters concerning congressional affairs. Before working at the Department of Energy, Noah was a senior associate in the Boston office of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris Glovsky & Popeo. 

CharleyScottCharles Scott, Senior Legal Counsel, Orsted North America Inc.

Charley Scott has been an in-house lawyer in the Boston office of Ørsted—the global leader in offshore wind energy—since early 2016.  He has worked on commercial contracts, strategic partnerships, regulatory proceedings, and corporate matters.  Prior to joining Ørsted, Charley worked in the energy practice group of an international law firm, with a focus on representing developers of liquefied natural gas terminals in regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.  He began his legal career as a litigator in the Justice Department’s Environment & Natural Resources Division, where he briefed and argued numerous cases before the Federal Courts of Appeals.


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DC Location: 500 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 

New York Location: 1251 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020 

Program: 2:00PM- 4:00PM (EST)

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