US Wind Appoints Former Deepwater Wind Head as CEO
US Wind has named Jeff Grybowski as CEO to lead the company in developing its MarWin offshore wind project off the coast of Maryland.
Grybowski is the former CEO of Deepwater Wind, and under his leadership the company developed Block Island – the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the US Wind team. We have big plans to deliver offshore wind to the state of Maryland. This company had a strategic vision for offshore wind in the US long before others in Europe made the jump to this market,” said Grybowski.
“We will build on that vision and together with strong financial backing from Apollo Funds, we will make US Wind a major player in the offshore wind space, as a nimble and entrepreneurial company that knows how to execute complex projects in the US.”
US Wind controls the Maryland Wind Energy Area under a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) lease of approximately 80,000 ha located ten to thirty miles off the state’s coast.
In 2017, the company was awarded Offshore Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) for the first phase of its MarWin project. In total, the lease area can support approximately 1,500 MW of offshore wind capacity.