Leading Legislator Makes Major Offshore Wind Announcement at ChamberECT Breakfast

Senator Paul Formica (R-20) chose a packed-house business leader breakfast hosted recently by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut to make a major announcement on offshore wind development: the Energy and Technology Committee recently agreed to work on legislation to add 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity. 
More than 130 joined the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut for a bi-partisan panel on the economic opportunities of offshore wind. Business, industry, political and environmental leaders heard from a high-powered panel of experts, including:

  • New London Mayor Michael Passero;
  • Acting Commissioner of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development David Kooris;
  • Deputy Secretary of State and Chairman of the CT Port Authority Scott Bates;
  • Republican Senator and Co-Chair of Appropriations and Energy and Technology Committees Paul Formica;
  • Orsted US Offshore Wind Head of New England Markets Matthew Morrissey;
  • Vice President of Business Development at Eversource Michael Ausere; and
  • Senior Policy Advocate for Acadia Center Deborah Donovan
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