EnBW North America has cut the ribbon on a new location in Boston, representing the company’s second U.S. office.
EnBW North America’s parent company, EnBW AG, has nearly a decade of offshore wind experience in Europe. The German utility has a portfolio of nearly 1 GW of offshore wind projects in operation or under construction in Europe and more than 3 GW under development globally.
“EnBW North America is thrilled to locate here in Boston,” says Bill White, managing director of the company. “We intend to compete to build affordable offshore wind projects in New England, and we’re particularly encouraged by the bipartisan leadership from the governors of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine in advancing offshore wind in the region. EnBW North America is proud to bring our expertise as an experienced German offshore wind developer as states mandate more clean energy in order to respond to the climate change challenge.”
Prior to taking the reins at EnBW North America, White was senior director of offshore wind development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
“There is no one more knowledgeable about the East Coast offshore wind market than Bill White, who is an excellent choice to lead EnBW’s North American business,” comments Stephen Pike, CEO of MassCEC. “We congratulate EnBW for opening its new office in Boston.”
Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., says, “We congratulate EnBW North America on the opening of their new office in Massachusetts and are pleased to welcome them as the commonwealth continues to build a national hub for offshore wind.”
EnBW also recently opened an office in Jersey City, where the company is pursuing offshore wind opportunities in the New Jersey/New York market. On the West Coast, EnBW is the majority owner of Castle Wind, a proposed floating offshore wind project off Morro Bay, Calif.