Valerie Stori
Project Director

Val Stori serves as a Project Director for CESA and CEG. Val leads CESA’s Renewable Thermal and Biomass Thermal projects and the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council. Additionally, she co-leads several offshore wind initiatives including the Northeast Wind Resource Center, with a focus on stakeholder outreach. She has a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and a B.A. from Middlebury College in Environmental Studies/Conservation Biology.

Archive of blog posts by Valerie Stori:

Photographer: Jan Arne Wold / Woldcam. Courtesy of Statoil.

Options for “Getting to Shore” Discussed at First U.S. Offshore Transmission Conference

The opportunities and challenges of developing a cost effective, technically feasible, environmentally responsible offshore transmission network and interconnecting the offshore cables were the topics of the day at the first Offshore Wind Transmission, USA conference last week.

Regional Cooperation Stressed at the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting

On May 9th, BOEM held its Task Force Meeting for the New York Bight to present an overview of its Call for Information and Nominations, provide updates on recent developments, and seek public input.

The Launch of a U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Contributing to the growing list of major milestones for the U.S. offshore wind sector, this week the Governors from both New York and New Jersey announced commitments to launch the nation’s largest offshore wind solicitations. These commitments confirm the strong business case for offshore wind.
Block Island Wind Farm. Photo by Val Stori, Clean Energy Group.

Will 2018 Be Another Good Year for U.S. Offshore Wind?

2017 was a banner year for offshore wind in the U.S. Boosted by the start of commercial operations at the Block Island Wind Farm in December 2016, the offshore wind sector gathered momentum and made significant progress over the year.

Firm Public Commitment, a Pipeline of Projects, and Investment Driving UK Offshore Wind Cost Reductions and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The UK offshore wind sector splashed media headlines this month with two sweeping announcements.
Photo Credit: joegough/ Bigstock.com

The Winds of May

May was an exciting month for the U.S.’s emerging offshore wind sector.

Floating Offshore Wind - Which Coast Will Have It First?

As floating wind nears commercialization, the technology’s potential role in reducing costs for projects in deep waters has become increasingly attractive in numerous markets.

Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Auction

Last Friday, after a day and a half of auction proceedings, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared Statoil Wind US LLC as the provisional winner of its New York Wind Energy Area lease sale.
Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Ocean Planning for Offshore Wind Development

In the coming days, Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind project, will be delivering electricity to the grid.

With Steel in the Water, All Eyes Now Turned to the US Offshore Wind Market

Over 400 developers, marine industries, state and federal agency representatives, environmental advocates, state representatives, and manufacturing and supply chain companies gathered in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this week at the International Partners Forum.