August 18, 2023
Nagy Will Oversee Permitting, Scientific Engagement, and Partnership Efforts in Support of West Coast Offshore Wind Development
(BOSTON, MA) – Vineyard Offshore today announced that Dr. Laura Nagy has joined the company as Permitting and Environmental Lead for the West Coast, overseeing permitting, scientific engagement, and partnership efforts in support of Vineyard Offshore’s floating offshore wind projects off the West Coast, including the development of lease area OCS-P 0562, west of Humboldt Bay in Northern California.
“We are excited to have Laura join the Vineyard Offshore team to lead science and permitting for our projects on the West Coast,” said Rachel Pachter, Chief Development Officer for Vineyard Offshore. “Laura has deep and varied experience accumulated through a nearly 20-year career in renewable energy. She brings to Vineyard Offshore the combination of scientific expertise and business knowledge we need to develop successful, environmentally responsible floating offshore wind projects that help California and other West Coast states meet their energy and climate goals.”
“I am excited to be joining the team at Vineyard Offshore,” stated Nagy. “I admire their collaborative, community-focused approach to offshore wind development and look forward to helping them bring floating turbine technology to the Pacific Coast in harmony with local communities and the marine environment.”
Nagy was most recently senior director of permitting and environmental, U.S., for Avangrid Renewables. While serving in this position, she received the Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence from American Clean Power in 2022. Previously, she was principal biologist for renewable energy clients of engineering, testing, and certification firm DNV and natural resources lead for energy consultancy Tetra Tech.
Laura holds a Ph.D. in evolution and ecology from Dartmouth College, an M.S. in zoology from the University of Arkansas, a B.A. in biology from Oberlin College, and served as a post-doctoral ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.